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Introduction ...

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

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Around Craig ...

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

The next largest community is Huntsville. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the north of Craig and has a population of 193,000 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 Craig and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   W   23 miles [37 km]
Decatur   [Map]   55,072   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   S   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Altoona   [Map]   919   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Blountsville   [Map]   1,694   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Brooksville   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Clarence   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Cleveland   [Map]   1,313   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Douglas   [Map]   761   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fridays Crossing   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Holly Pond   [Map]   815   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Horton   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rosa   [Map]   318   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Snead   [Map]   841   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Summit   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Susan Moore   [Map]   769   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Walnut Grove   [Map]   681   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Blount County ...

Craig is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Craig ...

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.

Bird (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Craig   [Map]
Birdie   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Bright Star   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Clarence   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Fowler (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Fridays Crossing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Highmound   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Liberty   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
New Home   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Nixon Chapel   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Old Snead   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Rock Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Royal   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Susan Moore   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SSE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   WNW   26 miles [41.8 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 Craig.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Craig. 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   SSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   119 miles [191.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   138 miles [222.1 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   180 miles [289.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   210 miles [338 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   79 miles [127.1 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   91 miles [146.5 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SSE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   WNW   26 miles [41.8 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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [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
 
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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.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 Craig.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Craig. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1220, Longitude: -86.4375     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Craig 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 Craig), 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 Craig.