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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Dixie ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Crestview (FL). It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the south of Dixie. Crestview (FL) has a population of 23,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fort Walton Beach (FL). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the south of Dixie and has a population of 22,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Dixie and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Andalusia   [Map]   8,968   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Atmore   [Map]   10,022   W   46 miles [74 km]
Brewton   [Map]   5,432   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,693   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,781   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,825   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   6,072   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,586   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   6,284   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Mary Esther (FL)   [Map]   4,289   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Milton (FL)   [Map]   9,839   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Niceville (FL)   [Map]   14,974   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Valparaiso (FL)   [Map]   5,072   S   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bradley   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Brooklyn   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Carolina   [Map]   296   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Castleberry   [Map]   551   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Centerville   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
East Brewton   [Map]   2,415   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Heath   [Map]   255   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Libertyville   [Map]   114   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Nymph   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Red Level   [Map]   485   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
River Falls   [Map]   523   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Riverview   [Map]   182   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wing   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cannon Town (FL)   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   588   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Escambia County ...

Dixie is located in Escambia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Escambia County: Baldwin, Conecuh, Covington, Monroe, Escambia (FL), Okaloosa (FL) & Santa Rosa (FL).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dixie ...

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.

Damascus   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West of Dixie   [Map]
Georgiaville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Good Hope (FL)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Libertyville   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Oak Grove (FL)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Paul   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Red Oak   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Hill   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Sellersville (FL)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stanley   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Wing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Dixie.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Brewton Muni.   [Map]   12J   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Middleton Fld.(ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   GZH   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bob Sikes Airport(ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]   CEW   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Peter Prince Fld.   [Map]   2R4   SSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   ENE   41 miles [66 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 Dixie.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Dixie. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   53 miles [85.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   E   75 miles [120.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NNE   82 miles [132 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   WSW   87 miles [140 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   WSW   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Brewton Muni.   [Map]   12J   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Middleton Fld.(ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   GZH   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bob Sikes Airport(ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]   CEW   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Peter Prince Fld.   [Map]   2R4   SSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   ENE   41 miles [66 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.

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
 
South Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Florala Muni.   (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middleton Fld.   (ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bob Sikes Airport   (ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
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
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        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
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Escambia County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.us/

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 Dixie.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dixie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1446, Longitude: -86.7194     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dixie 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 Dixie), 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 Dixie.