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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Colony Hills.

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Around Colony Hills ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northeast of Colony Hills. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It lies immediately west of Colony Hills and has a population of 99,500 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   E   41 miles [66 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   E   46 miles [74 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   E   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alberta City   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Brookwood   [Map]   1,827   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Coaling   [Map]   1,642   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Coker   [Map]   985   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cottondale   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Duncanville   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Foster's   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Holt   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
Ingleside Village   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Kellerman   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lake Front Village   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Peterson   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sahama Village   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Samantha   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wood Village   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles

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

Tuscaloosa County ...

Colony Hills is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Colony Hills ...

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.

Box Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Colony Hills   [Map]
Cedar Crest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cedar Knoll   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Cherokee Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Cherrywood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Coventry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Covey Chase   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Deep Wood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Echo Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Elm Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Fairway Drive   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Forest Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fox Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Green Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Green Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Guilds Woods   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Heritage Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
High Forest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
High Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Hillswood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hillview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Hurricane Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Indian Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Kennedy Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Lake Shore   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Lakeview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lynn Haven   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Old Mill Trace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Riverchase   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Riverview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Riverwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Rollingwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Rosewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
University   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
University Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Warrior Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Wood Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Woodland Terrace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Yacht Club Bay   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   NNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   SSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   WSW   41 miles [66 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 Colony Hills.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Colony Hills. 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   ENE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   178 miles [286.5 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   188 miles [302.6 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   191 miles [307.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   198 miles [318.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   204 miles [328.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   104 miles [167.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   NNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   SSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   WSW   41 miles [66 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   E   41 miles [66 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
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        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
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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 Colony Hills.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colony Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2357, Longitude: -87.4939     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colony Hills 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 Colony Hills), 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 Colony Hills.