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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Coloma ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the northeast of where Coloma would have been located. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Coloma and has a population of 35,800 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,445   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   26,562   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Cartersville (GA)   [Map]   20,753   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dallas (GA)   [Map]   13,108   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   15,201   SE   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ballplay   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Banner   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Borden Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,790   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Centre   [Map]   3,555   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coat's Bend   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dailey   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gaylesville   [Map]   143   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Howells Crossroads   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kirk's Grove   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Leesburg   [Map]   1,008   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Piedmont   [Map]   4,666   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rock Run   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sand Rock   [Map]   555   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Spring Garden   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Cherokee County ...

Coloma would have been located within present day Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Coloma ...

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.

Centre   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of Coloma   [Map]
Frog Mountain   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gnatville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Key   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Noah   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pathkiller Cove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Pope   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sandy Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Tucker Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Turkey Town (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 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 Coloma.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   NNE   Less than 2 miles
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   N   5 miles [8 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSW   21 miles [33.8 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 Coloma.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Coloma. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   WSW   74 miles [119.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   74 miles [119.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   67 miles [107.8 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   76 miles [122.3 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SSE   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   NNE   Less than 2 miles
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   N   5 miles [8 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSW   21 miles [33.8 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        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
 
Cartersville Airport   (ICAO: KVPC)   [Map]
        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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Coloma.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coloma. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0773, Longitude: -85.6189     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coloma 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 Coloma), 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 Coloma.