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The location of Edgewood

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Edgewood ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just north of Edgewood. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the west of Edgewood 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 from Edgewood and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   S   Less than 2 miles
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   41 miles [66 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   E   4 miles [6.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Brighton   [Map]   2,833   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cahaba Landing   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gate City   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hooper City   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mason City   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,171   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pratt City   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shannon   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Vulcan City   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Edgewood is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Edgewood ...

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.

Cherokee Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Edgewood   [Map]
Chimney Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Coventry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Crest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Crossgate   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
English Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Five Points South   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Glen Iris   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Grove Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Hidden Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Homewood   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Imperial Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Ivy Glenn   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jones Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lakeview Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Mason City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Mill Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mountain Oaks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Panorama   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Plantation Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rocky Bridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Rosedale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Shades Cliff   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Tangle Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Timber Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Twin Bridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   20 miles [32.2 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 Edgewood.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Edgewood. 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   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   137 miles [220.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   183 miles [294.5 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   206 miles [331.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   207 miles [333.1 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   210 miles [338 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   80 miles [128.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   35 miles [56.3 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 Edgewood.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgewood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4676, Longitude: -86.8108     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgewood 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 Edgewood), 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 Edgewood.