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Introduction ...

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

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Around Congo ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the east of Congo. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the southwest of Congo and has a population of 35,800 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 from Congo and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,445   E   41 miles [66 km]
Cartersville (GA)   [Map]   20,753   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Dalton (GA)   [Map]   34,077   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,839   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alpine   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bootsville   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Broomtown   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,790   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Centre   [Map]   3,555   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   1,963   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dog Town   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Douglas   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gaylesville   [Map]   143   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Howells Crossroads   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Leesburg   [Map]   1,008   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lickskillet   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pine Ridge   [Map]   282   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sand Rock   [Map]   555   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Cherokee County ...

Congo is located in 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 Congo ...

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.

Blanche   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Congo   [Map]
Blue Pond   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cedar Bluff   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cornwall   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cornwall Furnace   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dog Town   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Edwards Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Grassland   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Jamestown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lickskillet   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Little River   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Loveless   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Round Mountain   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Tucker (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Congo.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   NNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   E   28 miles [45.1 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 Congo.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Congo. 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   SW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   84 miles [135.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   56 miles [90.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   67 miles [107.8 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   S   83 miles [133.6 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   NNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   E   28 miles [45.1 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
 
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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Congo.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Congo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3109, Longitude: -85.6508     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Congo 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 Congo), 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 Congo.