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Introduction ...

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

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Around Colbert ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Columbus (GA). It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the northeast of Colbert. Columbus (GA) has a population of 197,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Auburn. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the northwest of Colbert and has a population of 63,100 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 starting from Colbert and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbeville   [Map]   2,603   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Clayton   [Map]   2,904   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Dadeville   [Map]   3,128   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,404   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
LaFayette   [Map]   2,968   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Lanett   [Map]   6,393   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Opelika   [Map]   29,869   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Phenix City   [Map]   37,132   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Smith's Station   [Map]   5,341   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Tallassee   [Map]   4,759   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,722   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Union Springs   [Map]   3,749   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Valley   [Map]   9,377   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   3,664   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
West Point (GA)   [Map]   ---   N   41 miles [66 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cottonton   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Crawford   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fontaine Village   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fort Mitchell   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hatchechubbee   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Holy Trinity   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hurtsboro   [Map]   593   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ladonia   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Marvyn   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pittsview   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Prince Crossroads   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Seale   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Spring Hill   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Omaha (GA)   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Russell County ...

Colbert is located in Russell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Russell County: Barbour, Bullock, Lee, Macon, Chattahoochee (GA), Muscogee (GA) & Stewart (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Colbert ...

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.

Boromville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West of Colbert   [Map]
Brickyard   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Creek Stand   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Glenville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Holy Trinity   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Hooks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Hurtsboro   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Persons   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Sandfort   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Society Hill   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spring Grove (GA) (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Weedon Fld.(ICAO: KEUF)   [Map]   EUF   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   AUO   NNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Moton Fld. Muni.   [Map]   06A   WNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Clayton Muni.   [Map]   11A   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Franklin Fld.   [Map]   07A   WSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lanett Muni.   [Map]   7A3   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   40 miles [64.4 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 Colbert.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Colbert. 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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NNE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NW   124 miles [199.6 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSW   145 miles [233.4 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SW   169 miles [272 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   N   58 miles [93.3 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   S   67 miles [107.8 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   W   67 miles [107.8 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   SE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Middle Georgia Rgnl.(MCN/KMCN)   [Map]   MCN   ENE   96 miles [154.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Weedon Fld.(ICAO: KEUF)   [Map]   EUF   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   AUO   NNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Moton Fld. Muni.   [Map]   06A   WNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Clayton Muni.   [Map]   11A   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Franklin Fld.   [Map]   07A   WSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lanett Muni.   [Map]   7A3   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   82A   E   42 miles [67.6 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.

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        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
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middle Georgia Rgnl.   (MCN/KMCN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Weedon Fld.   (ICAO: KEUF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Auburn - Opelika Airport   (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]
        Website for Auburn - Opelika Robert G. Pitts 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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International 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
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan 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
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Colbert. 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 Colbert.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colbert. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2826, Longitude: -85.2366     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colbert 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 Colbert), 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 Colbert.