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The location of Decatur









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Decatur ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Decatur. Huntsville has a population of 195,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Madison. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the northeast of Decatur and has a population of 48,900 people.

For comparison, Decatur has a population of 54,400 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 Decatur and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,392   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,284   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,616   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,385   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,852   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,429   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,373   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   14,022   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,697   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   8,930   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,398   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,772   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,676   N   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Belle Mina   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Country Village   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Danville   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Flint City   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Harris Station   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   518   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mooresville   [Map]   59   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Moulton Heights   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Orrville   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,463   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Russell Village   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Swancott   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tanner   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Trinity   [Map]   2,156   W   5 miles [8 km]

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

Morgan County ...

Decatur is primarily located in Morgan County and is the County Seat. A portion of Decatur extends into Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Decatur ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Decatur ...

Looking for more information about Decatur? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Decatur, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Decatur.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Decatur Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Decatur


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 Decatur ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Pryor Fld. Rgnl. (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   ENE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rountree Fld. (FAA ID: 5M0)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport (FAA ID: 9A4)   [Map]   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Folsom Fld. (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Addison Muni. (FAA ID: 2A8)   [Map]   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Madison County Exec.  (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ENE   31 miles [49.9 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 Decatur.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Decatur. 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]   S   72 miles [115.9 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   N   107 miles [172.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ESE   160 miles [257.5 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   WNW   172 miles [276.8 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport  (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   ENE   188 miles [302.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   ENE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   WNW   37 miles [59.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Pryor Fld. Rgnl. (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rountree Fld. (FAA ID: 5M0)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport (FAA ID: 9A4)   [Map]   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Folsom Fld. (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Addison Muni. (FAA ID: 2A8)   [Map]   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Madison County Exec.  (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ENE   31 miles [49.9 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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
  Website for Lovell Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
  Website for John C. Tune Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
  Website for Madison County Executive 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
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
  Website for Fayetteville Municipal 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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
  Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Decatur: www.digitaldecatur.com/

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://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 Decatur.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Decatur) 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 Decatur. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Decatur

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Decatur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5932, Longitude: -86.9804     [Map].

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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 Decatur), 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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