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The location of Cottondale









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Cottondale ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northeast of Cottondale. Birmingham has a population of 211,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It lies just west of Cottondale and has a population of 100,000 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   33,202   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,386   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,979   E   41 miles [66 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,906   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,072   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,920   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,460   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,468   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Jasper   [Map]   13,618   N   46 miles [74 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,381   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,094   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,493   E   41 miles [66 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,291   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alberta City   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Brookwood   [Map]   1,857   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Coaling   [Map]   1,660   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coker   [Map]   980   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Duncanville   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Foster's   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Holt   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Ingleside Village   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kellerman   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lake Front Village   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pearson   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Peterson   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sahama Village   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Vance   [Map]   1,611   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wood Village   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]

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

Tuscaloosa County ...

Cottondale 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 Cottondale ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Cottondale.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cottondale ...

Looking for more information about Cottondale? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cottondale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cottondale.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Cottondale. 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 Cottondale. 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Cottondale Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Cottondale


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 Cottondale ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   WNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bibb Co. Airport (FAA ID: 0A8)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Eutaw Muni. (FAA ID: 3A7)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
North Pickens Airport (FAA ID: 3M8)   [Map]   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Greensboro Muni. (FAA ID: 7A0)   [Map]   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Richard Arthur Fld. (FAA ID: M95)   [Map]   NNW   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Cottondale.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Cottondale. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   ENE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   E   176 miles [283.2 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   S   188 miles [302.6 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   NW   192 miles [309 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   SSE   194 miles [312.2 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   NNE   207 miles [333.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   WNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   SE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   NNE   107 miles [172.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   N   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Bibb Co. Airport (FAA ID: 0A8)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Eutaw Muni. (FAA ID: 3A7)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
North Pickens Airport (FAA ID: 3M8)   [Map]   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Greensboro Muni. (FAA ID: 7A0)   [Map]   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Richard Arthur Fld. (FAA ID: M95)   [Map]   NNW   41 miles [66 km]
George Downer Airport (FAA ID: AIV)   [Map]   W   43 miles [69.2 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
  Website for Shelby County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cottondale. 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: https://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 Cottondale.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cottondale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cottondale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottondale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1896, Longitude: -87.4517     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cottondale 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Cottondale), 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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