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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Dothan ...

Dothan is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the west of Dothan and has a population of 28,000 people.<1>

For comparison, Dothan has a population of 68,500 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 Dothan and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Clayton   [Map]   2,904   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   W   18 miles [29 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,404   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,638   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,741   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,586   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,750   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chattahoochee (FL)   [Map]   3,152   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,580   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Marianna (FL)   [Map]   9,052   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Blakely (GA)   [Map]   4,702   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   2,637   E   33 miles [53.1 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashford   [Map]   2,149   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Avon   [Map]   505   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cowarts   [Map]   1,994   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Grimes   [Map]   542   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Kinsey   [Map]   2,187   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Malvern   [Map]   1,437   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Midland City   [Map]   2,366   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Napier Field   [Map]   344   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Parish   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Parker Village   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Pinckard   [Map]   627   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rehobeth   [Map]   1,482   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Taylor   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Webb   [Map]   1,396   E   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Houston County ...

Dothan is primarily located in Houston County and is the County Seat. A portion of Dothan extends into Dale County and Henry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Houston County: Dale, Geneva, Henry, Jackson (FL), Early (GA) & Seminole (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dothan ...

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.

Chickasaw Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Dothan   [Map]
Cottondale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Forest Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Griffin Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Melody Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Parish   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rock Creek Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shady Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Silver Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stadium Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Young America   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dothan ...

Looking for more information about Dothan? 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 Dothan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Dothan.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Dothan Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Dothan


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 Dothan ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   NNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   NNE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   SSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   W   29 miles [46.7 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 Dothan.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Dothan. 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   SW   84 miles [135.2 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   WSW   117 miles [188.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NNE   175 miles [281.6 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   179 miles [288.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   NNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SSW   72 miles [115.9 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   ENE   74 miles [119.1 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl. (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   TLH   SE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NNE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NW   93 miles [149.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   NNE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   SSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Marianna Muni.(ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]   MAI   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Early Co. Airport(ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]   BIJ   ENE   32 miles [51.5 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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
 
Marianna Muni.   (ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Early Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBIJ)   [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
 
Decatur Co. Air Park   (BGE/KBGE)   [Map]
        Website for Decatur County Industrial Air Park
        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
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head 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
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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The official website for Dothan: www.dothan.org/

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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 Dothan.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dothan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2327, Longitude: -85.4061     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dothan 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 Dothan), 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 Dothan.