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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Chickasaw ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the north of where Chickasaw would have been located. Johnson Ford (TN) has a population of 65,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Florence. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Chickasaw and has a population of 40,000 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 starting from Chickasaw and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   E   23 miles [37 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Booneville (MS)   [Map]   8,744   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,818   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ripley (MS)   [Map]   5,373   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   5,008   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Henderson (TN)   [Map]   6,551   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mount Lebanon (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Swift (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cherokee   [Map]   1,009   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cloverdale   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Waterloo   [Map]   198   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Zip City   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   930   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Farmington (MS)   [Map]   2,189   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Glen (MS)   [Map]   410   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Iuka (MS)   [Map]   2,989   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Paden (MS)   [Map]   115   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   336   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Michie (TN)   [Map]   589   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Chickasaw would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chickasaw ...

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.

Buzzard Roost   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South of Chickasaw   [Map]
Chickasaw Crossing   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Cooks Landing (MS)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crows Camp (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Doubleheads Village (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Georgetown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gravelly Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Haddock (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lane Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lime Kiln   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Short (MS)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   SSW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport(ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]   SNH   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Roscoe Turner Airport   [Map]   CRX   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Robert Sibley Airport   [Map]   SZY   NW   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 Chickasaw.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Chickasaw. 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
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   108 miles [173.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NE   116 miles [186.7 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SE   118 miles [189.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   75 miles [120.7 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   NE   111 miles [178.6 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSE   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   SSW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport(ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]   SNH   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Roscoe Turner Airport   [Map]   CRX   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Robert Sibley Airport   [Map]   SZY   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hassell Fld.   [Map]   M29   N   34 miles [54.7 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.

Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis 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
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 Chickasaw.

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chickasaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8865, Longitude: -88.0770     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chickasaw 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 Chickasaw), 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 Chickasaw.