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Dudley, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Dudley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the northeast of Dudley. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the west of Dudley and has a population of 99,500 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 and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,359   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   18 miles [29 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Abernant   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Alberta City   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Brookwood   [Map]   1,827   N   5 miles [8 km]
Coaling   [Map]   1,642   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cottondale   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Duncanville   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Green Pond   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Holt   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Italian Town   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
North Bibb   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Peterson   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Scottsville   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Vance   [Map]   1,501   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
West Blocton   [Map]   1,263   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Woodstock   [Map]   1,569   E   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Tuscaloosa County ...

Dudley is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dudley ...

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.

Bibbville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Dudley   [Map]
Cedar Cove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Chambers   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cottondale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Cottonwood Park   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Deep Wood   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Eastern Hills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Egypt (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Fleetwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Green Pond   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hillswood   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Hillview   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Huntland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Hurricane Hills   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Johnstown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Little Hope   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Lynn Haven   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Old Mill Trace   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Peach Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Primitive Ridge   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Woodland Pines   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   E   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 Dudley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Dudley. 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   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   168 miles [270.4 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   185 miles [297.7 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   190 miles [305.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   200 miles [321.9 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   207 miles [333.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   106 miles [170.6 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   110 miles [177 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   111 miles [178.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   SSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SW   40 miles [64.4 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
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        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
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [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
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis 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
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
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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 Dudley.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Dudley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dudley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dudley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1610, Longitude: -87.3000     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dudley 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 Dudley), 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 Dudley.