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Introduction ...

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

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Around Elba ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the east of Elba. Dothan has a population of 68,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the southeast of Elba and has a population of 28,000 people.

For comparison, Elba has a population of 3,900 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 Elba and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbeville   [Map]   2,603   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Andalusia   [Map]   8,968   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Clayton   [Map]   2,904   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,781   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,638   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,741   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,825   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,586   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Taylor   [Map]   ---   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,750   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   6,284   S   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Babbie   [Map]   600   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Battens Crossroads   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Beulah   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Brantley   [Map]   801   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Central City   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Chancellor   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
County Line   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dozier   [Map]   331   W   18 miles [29 km]
Frisco   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   188   N   18 miles [29 km]
Holiday Village   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Jack   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kinston   [Map]   539   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
New Brockton   [Map]   1,157   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Onycha   [Map]   183   SW   18 miles [29 km]

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

Coffee County ...

Elba is located in Coffee County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coffee County: Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva & Pike.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elba ...

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.

Basin   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Elba   [Map]
Damascus   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Edwardsville   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Friendship   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Harpers Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lee   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pine Level   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Richburg   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Saddle Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elba ...

Looking for more information about Elba? 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 Elba, 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 Elba.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


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 Elba ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   WSW   Less than 2 miles
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Brundidge Muni.   [Map]   60A   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   SSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Troy Muni.(ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]   TOI   N   30 miles [48.3 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 Elba.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Elba. 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   SSW   69 miles [111 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SW   92 miles [148.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NNW   64 miles [103 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SSE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   E   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   WSW   Less than 2 miles
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Brundidge Muni.   [Map]   60A   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   SSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Troy Muni.(ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]   TOI   N   30 miles [48.3 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.

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
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        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
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [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
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bob Sikes Airport   (ICAO: KCEW)   [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
 
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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery 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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elba.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elba. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4146, Longitude: -86.0670     [Map].

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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 Elba), 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 Elba.