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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Darwin Downs.

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Around Darwin Downs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It lies just southwest of Darwin Downs. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the southwest of Darwin Downs 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 from Darwin Downs and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   11,600   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   19,273   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Winchester (TN)   [Map]   8,562   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Big Cove   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Brownsboro   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Country Village   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Greenwycke Village   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Gurley   [Map]   786   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hazel Green   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Mercury   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Meridianville   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Moore's Mill   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Normal   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   1,852   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rideout Village   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ryland   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Madison County ...

Darwin Downs is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Darwin Downs ...

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.

Cavalry Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Darwin Downs   [Map]
Chase   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
English Terrace   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Glen Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Greenhill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hillandale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lincoln   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Longwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Meadow Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Mercury   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mountain Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Normal   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Scenic View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Shady Lane   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Terry Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Union Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
University Park   -   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 Darwin Downs.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   WSW   22 miles [35.4 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 Darwin Downs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Darwin Downs. 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   S   82 miles [132 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   95 miles [152.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   143 miles [230.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   59 miles [95 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   79 miles [127.1 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   N   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   WSW   22 miles [35.4 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.

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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        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
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
 
Winchester Muni.   (ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tullahoma Rgnl.   (THA/KTHA)   [Map]
        Website for Tullahoma Regional 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
 
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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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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 Darwin Downs.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Darwin Downs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7451, Longitude: -86.5630     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Darwin Downs 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 Darwin Downs), 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 Darwin Downs.