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Cobbs Ford, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Cobbs Ford.

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Around Cobbs Ford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It lies just southeast of Cobbs Ford. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Prattville. It lies just west of Cobbs Ford and has a population of 35,600 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 and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,846   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Dadeville   [Map]   3,128   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,781   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Jemison   [Map]   2,616   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   8,777   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Selma   [Map]   18,983   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,540   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Tallassee   [Map]   4,759   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   2,052   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,722   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Union Springs   [Map]   3,749   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   ---   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,219   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Blue Ridge   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Booth   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Burkville   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Coosada   [Map]   1,244   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Deatsville   [Map]   1,157   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Elmore   [Map]   1,307   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gibbs Village   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Highland Village   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Holtville   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hope Hull   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pine Level   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sunshine Village   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Young Forte Village   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Elmore County ...

Cobbs Ford is located in Elmore County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Elmore County: Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Macon, Montgomery & Tallapoosa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cobbs Ford ...

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.

Five Points   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Cobbs Ford   [Map]
Great Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Hunter   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Kingswood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Overlook   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Prattville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Prattville Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Robinson Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Rose Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Scenic Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Willowbrook   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Cobbs Ford.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   NNE   5 miles [8 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   10 miles [16.1 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 Cobbs Ford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Cobbs Ford. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   79 miles [127.1 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   136 miles [218.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NE   139 miles [223.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   144 miles [231.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   NE   74 miles [119.1 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   E   83 miles [133.6 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NW   89 miles [143.2 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   SE   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   NNE   5 miles [8 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        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
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]
        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
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville 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
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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 ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.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 Cobbs Ford.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cobbs Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4543, Longitude: -86.3772     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cobbs Ford 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 Cobbs Ford), 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 Cobbs Ford.