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Chatom, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Chatom ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Prichard. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the south of Chatom. Prichard has a population of 22,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saraland. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the south of Chatom and has a population of 13,900 people.

For comparison, Chatom has a population of 1,200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Chatom and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Butler   [Map]   1,773   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,908   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Citronelle   [Map]   3,885   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Creola   [Map]   1,961   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Frisco City   [Map]   1,212   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,907   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   1,510   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Semmes   [Map]   4,155   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   3,043   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Quitman (MS)   [Map]   2,189   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   4,944   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Barlow   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bassetts Creek   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bigbee   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Frankville   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fruitdale   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hobson   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Leroy   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Millry   [Map]   522   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Saint Stephen's   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sunflower   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tibbie   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Vinegar Bend   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wagarville   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Yellow Pine   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
State Line (MS)   [Map]   551   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Washington County ...

Chatom is located in Washington County and is the County Seat.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chatom ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Chatom.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chatom ...

Looking for more information about Chatom? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chatom, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Chatom.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Chatom Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Chatom

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 Chatom ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Waynesboro Muni.   [Map]   2R0   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   ENE   32 miles [51.5 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 Chatom.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Chatom. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SE   93 miles [149.7 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   122 miles [196.3 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   169 miles [272 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   S   53 miles [85.3 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   S   58 miles [93.3 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   WSW   60 miles [96.6 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   W   63 miles [101.4 km]
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   GPT   SW   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Waynesboro Muni.   [Map]   2R0   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   ENE   32 miles [51.5 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
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [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
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
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
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal 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
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Footnotes ...

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

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chatom. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chatom

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chatom. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4648, Longitude: -88.2544     [Map].

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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 Chatom), 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 Chatom.