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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Dry Cove.

This page contains six sections:

Around Dry Cove ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the west of where Dry Cove would have been located. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the west of Dry Cove and has a population of 55,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Dry Cove and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   S   18 miles [29 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   S   46 miles [74 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   E   5 miles [8 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   7,159   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Winchester (TN)   [Map]   8,562   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Columbus City   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dutton   [Map]   308   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Grant   [Map]   907   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Grove Oak   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hollytree   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hollywood   [Map]   970   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Langston   [Map]   264   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Paint Rock   [Map]   205   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pleasant Groves   [Map]   411   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rock City   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Section   [Map]   754   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Skyline   [Map]   833   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Trenton   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Woodville   [Map]   730   W   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Jackson County ...

Dry Cove would have been located within present day Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dry Cove ...

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.

Breezeway Bay   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Dry Cove   [Map]
Kirbytown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Lakeview Beach   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lakeview Shores   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Groves   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rocky Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Roseberry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Section Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Skyline Shores   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Dry Cove.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   ENE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   WNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   W   35 miles [56.3 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 Dry Cove.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Dry Cove. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   108 miles [173.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   119 miles [191.5 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   146 miles [235 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   60 miles [96.6 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   83 miles [133.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   ENE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   WNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NW   28 miles [45.1 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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Muni.   (ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal 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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Dry Cove.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dry Cove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6215, Longitude: -86.1419     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dry Cove 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 Dry Cove), 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 Dry Cove.