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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Charles.

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Around Charles ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Meridian (MS). It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the west of Charles. Meridian (MS) has a population of 39,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Demopolis. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the northeast of Charles and has a population of 7,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Butler   [Map]   1,773   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,749   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,365   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,988   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,454   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,388   E   46 miles [74 km]
York   [Map]   2,373   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   1,045   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Decatur (MS)   [Map]   1,788   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Marion (MS)   [Map]   1,555   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Newton (MS)   [Map]   3,317   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Quitman (MS)   [Map]   2,189   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Stonewall (MS)   [Map]   1,021   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   4,944   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arrington   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bellamy   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Choctaw City   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cromwell   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cuba   [Map]   317   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Intercourse   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Jachin   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lisman   [Map]   498   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Moore Town   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Myrtlewood   [Map]   122   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pelham   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pennington   [Map]   207   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ward   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Vimville (MS)   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Whynot (MS)   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Sumter County ...

Charles is located in Sumter County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sumter County: Choctaw, Greene, Marengo, Pickens, Kemper (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Charles ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Chapel Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast of Charles   [Map]
Cuba   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cyril   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Derby   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Edna   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Hurricane Creek (MS)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Indian Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Intercourse   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Persimmon Grove   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Scratch Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Standard   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Whynot (MS)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Charles. 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 Charles. 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 Charles ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   SSE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Key Fld.(MEI/KMEI)   [Map]   MEI   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Clarke Co. Airport   [Map]   23M   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   33 miles [53.1 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 Charles.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Charles. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NE   123 miles [197.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSE   143 miles [230.1 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   163 miles [262.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NNW   211 miles [339.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   241 miles [387.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   SW   85 miles [136.8 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   SW   92 miles [148.1 km]
Jackson - Evers Intl. (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]   JAN   W   104 miles [167.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   E   110 miles [177 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   S   112 miles [180.2 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   S   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   SSE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Key Fld.(MEI/KMEI)   [Map]   MEI   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Clarke Co. Airport   [Map]   23M   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   33 miles [53.1 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.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional 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
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Key Fld.   (MEI/KMEI)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Jackson - Evers Intl.   (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
        Website for Jackson - Evers International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Sumter County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Charles.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charles. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3218, Longitude: -88.2859     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Charles 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 Charles), 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 Charles.