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Dearing Downs, Alabama
(Shelby County)

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The location of Dearing Downs

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Dearing Downs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the north of Dearing Downs. Birmingham has a population of 211,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the west of Dearing Downs 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 and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Alabaster   [Map]   33,202   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,386   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,979   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,906   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,072   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,920   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,460   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,381   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,094   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,493   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,426   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,827   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,291   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Brantleyville   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Brighton   [Map]   2,801   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]   2,606   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lipscomb   [Map]   2,153   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Maylene   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
McCalla   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Meadowbrook   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Montevallo   [Map]   6,636   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
New Village   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Saginaw   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sawmill Town   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Shannon   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Siluria   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Shelby County ...

Dearing Downs is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dearing Downs ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Dearing 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 Dearing 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, attractions 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 Dearing Downs ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   WNW   5 miles [8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   SSE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   NNE   20 miles [32.2 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 Dearing Downs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Dearing 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)   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   NNE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   E   140 miles [225.3 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   S   193 miles [310.6 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   S   194 miles [312.2 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   N   196 miles [315.4 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   NW   217 miles [349.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   SSE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   E   85 miles [136.8 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   N   93 miles [149.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   NNW   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   WNW   5 miles [8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   SSE   7 miles [11.3 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
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
  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
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International 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
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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dearing Downs. 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 Dearing Downs.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dearing Downs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2807, Longitude: -86.8300     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dearing 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Dearing 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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