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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Chapel Hill.

This page contains six sections:

Around Chapel Hill ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Meridian (MS). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the north of Chapel Hill. Meridian (MS) has a population of 39,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Laurel (MS). It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the west of Chapel Hill and has a population of 18,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Butler   [Map]   1,773   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Chatom   [Map]   1,231   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Citronelle   [Map]   3,885   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,907   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   1,510   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Beaumont (MS)   [Map]   938   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Ellisville (MS)   [Map]   4,567   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   921   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Quitman (MS)   [Map]   2,189   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Richton (MS)   [Map]   1,062   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sandersville (MS)   [Map]   719   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Stonewall (MS)   [Map]   1,021   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   4,944   W   11 miles [17.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Aquilla   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Barlow   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bigbee   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bladon Springs   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bolinger   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cullomburg   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Frankville   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gilbertown   [Map]   203   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Melvin   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Millry   [Map]   522   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Silas   [Map]   426   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Toxey   [Map]   129   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Clara (MS)   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
State Line (MS)   [Map]   551   S   17 miles [27.4 km]

For more communities neighboring Chapel Hill, please visit our County-by-County Page for Chapel Hill.

Washington County ...

Chapel Hill is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, Greene (MS) & Wayne (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chapel Hill ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Buckatunna (MS)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest of Chapel Hill   [Map]
Carpenter   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Flatwood   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gilbertown   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Healing Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rescueville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Robinsons Junction (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Silver Cross   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Water Valley   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Chapel Hill.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Chapel Hill. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chapel Hill. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Chapel Hill ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Chapel Hill.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Waynesboro Muni.   [Map]   2R0   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Clarke Co. Airport   [Map]   23M   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   ESE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Richton - Perry Co. Airport   [Map]   M59   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Chapel Hill.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Chapel Hill. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SE   112 miles [180.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   140 miles [225.3 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NE   162 miles [260.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   WSW   55 miles [88.5 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   WSW   56 miles [90.1 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   S   70 miles [112.7 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SSE   76 miles [122.3 km]
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   GPT   SSW   96 miles [154.5 km]
Jackson - Evers Intl. (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]   JAN   WNW   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Waynesboro Muni.   [Map]   2R0   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Clarke Co. Airport   [Map]   23M   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   ESE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Richton - Perry Co. Airport   [Map]   M59   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jackson - Evers Intl.   (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
        Website for Jackson - Evers International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hesler - Noble Fld.   (LUL/KLUL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Key Fld.   (MEI/KMEI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chapel Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chapel Hill.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Chapel Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chapel Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chapel Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6935, Longitude: -88.4403     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chapel Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Chapel Hill), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Chapel Hill.