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The location of Cushion

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Cushion ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the northwest of Cushion. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the west of Cushion and has a population of 55,100 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 starting from Cushion and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Oneonta   [Map]   6,699   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   7,051   N   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Columbus City   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Friendship   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grant   [Map]   907   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gregory   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lacey's Spring   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mill Village   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Morgan City   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
New Hope   [Map]   2,803   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   1,852   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Paint Rock   [Map]   205   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Scant City   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Union Grove   [Map]   79   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Woodville   [Map]   730   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wyeth City   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Marshall County ...

Cushion is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cushion ...

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.

Bucksnort   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Cushion   [Map]
Cottonville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ferns Quarter (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fort Deposit (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hebron   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Holiday Shores   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Honey Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Honeycomb Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Keel (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stapler Ford   -   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 Cushion.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   NNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   W   32 miles [51.5 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 Cushion.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Cushion. 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   66 miles [106.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   115 miles [185.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   125 miles [201.2 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   162 miles [260.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   208 miles [334.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   72 miles [115.9 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   76 miles [122.3 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   109 miles [175.4 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   NNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   S   34 miles [54.7 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
 
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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        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
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal 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
 
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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 Cushion.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cushion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4759, Longitude: -86.3708     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cushion 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 Cushion), 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 Cushion.