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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Compton Landing.

This page contains six sections:

Around Compton Landing ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Meridian (MS). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northwest of Compton Landing. Meridian (MS) has a population of 39,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Demopolis. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the northeast of Compton Landing and has a population of 7,000 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 Compton Landing and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Butler   [Map]   1,773   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,919   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Chatom   [Map]   1,231   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,749   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,365   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,907   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,988   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,454   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,388   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
York   [Map]   2,373   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Marion (MS)   [Map]   1,555   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Quitman (MS)   [Map]   2,189   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   4,944   SW   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Campbell   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Choctaw City   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cromwell   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dixon's Mills   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Half Acre   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jachin   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lisman   [Map]   498   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Morvin   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Myrtlewood   [Map]   122   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Nanafalia   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pelham   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pennington   [Map]   207   N   5 miles [8 km]
Pin Hook   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Putnam   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sweet Water   [Map]   242   E   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Marengo County ...

Compton Landing is located in Marengo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marengo County: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Sumter & Wilcox.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Compton Landing ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some 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.

Aimwell   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Compton Landing   [Map]
Campground   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Choctaw City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gays Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Geneva   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Half Acre   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Indian Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Little Walker   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Lotts Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Murphys Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Compton Landing.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   W   5 miles [8 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Clarke Co. Airport   [Map]   23M   W   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 Compton Landing.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Compton Landing. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSE   124 miles [199.6 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NE   124 miles [199.6 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   144 miles [231.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   WSW   88 miles [141.6 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   SW   92 miles [148.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   E   96 miles [154.5 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   S   99 miles [159.3 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   S   103 miles [165.8 km]
Jackson - Evers Intl. (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]   JAN   W   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   W   5 miles [8 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Clarke Co. Airport   [Map]   23M   W   40 miles [64.4 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.

Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jackson - Evers Intl.   (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
        Website for Jackson - Evers International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
        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
 
Key Fld.   (MEI/KMEI)   [Map]
        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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal 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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About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Compton Landing.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Compton Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1290, Longitude: -88.0403     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Compton Landing 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 Compton Landing), 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 Compton Landing.