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Chelsea, Alabama
(Shelby County)

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The location of Chelsea

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Chelsea ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the northwest of Chelsea. Birmingham has a population of 211,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the west of Chelsea and has a population of 84,900 people.

For comparison, Chelsea has a population of 12,100 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 Chelsea and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Alabaster   [Map]   33,202   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Alexander City   [Map]   14,595   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,386   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,979   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,906   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,072   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,460   W   23 miles [37 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,381   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,180   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,493   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,426   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,827   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,291   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cahaba Landing   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Calcis   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Columbiana   [Map]   4,647   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dunnavant   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Harpersville   [Map]   1,713   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]   2,606   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lake Purdy   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Meadowbrook   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Shoal Creek   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sterrett   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Vandiver   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Westover   [Map]   1,682   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wilsonville   [Map]   2,005   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Shelby County ...

Chelsea is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chelsea ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chelsea ...

Looking for more information about Chelsea? 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 Chelsea, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chelsea.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Chelsea. 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 Chelsea. 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, attractions 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
    Chelsea Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Chelsea

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 Chelsea ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sylacauga Muni. (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PLR)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld. (FAA ID: 02A)   [Map]   S   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Chelsea.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   E   128 miles [206 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   N   192 miles [309 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   S   197 miles [317 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   S   200 miles [321.9 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   WNW   224 miles [360.5 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport  (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   NE   227 miles [365.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   W   57 miles [91.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   S   73 miles [117.5 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   E   74 miles [119.1 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   N   89 miles [143.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   NNW   112 miles [180.2 km]
Columbus Metro Airport  (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   ESE   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sylacauga Muni. (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PLR)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld. (FAA ID: 02A)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ESE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Talladega Muni. (FAA ID: ASN)   [Map]   ENE   36 miles [57.9 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
  Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
  Website for Shelby County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
  Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       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 Chelsea.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chelsea) 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 Chelsea. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chelsea

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chelsea. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3410, Longitude: -86.6304     [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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Chelsea), 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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