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Dearing Downs, Alabama
(Shelby County)

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Introduction ...

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

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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 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the west of Dearing Downs and has a population of 99,500 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 Dearing Downs and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Brantleyville   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]   2,544   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lipscomb   [Map]   2,133   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]   6,723   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 ...

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.

Alabaster   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Dearing Downs   [Map]
Fox Haven   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Fungo Hollow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hardy   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Helena   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Hunters Glen (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Keystone   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Kingwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Mallard Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Navajo Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Navajo Pines   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Paramount   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Roy Ford   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Royal Oaks   -   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 Dearing Downs.

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 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 Dearing Downs ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   WNW   5 miles [8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   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 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 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)  NFDC
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   140 miles [225.3 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   193 miles [310.6 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   194 miles [312.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   196 miles [315.4 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   217 miles [349.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   WNW   5 miles [8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        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
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International 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
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery 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

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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 that begins in Dearing Downs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dearing Downs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dearing Downs. The point that we are using 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>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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dearing Downs.