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The location of Elkmont

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Elkmont ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the southeast of Elkmont. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Elkmont and has a population of 55,100 people.

For comparison, Elkmont has a population of 470 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 driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arab   [Map]   8,340   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Columbia (TN)   [Map]   37,540   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   11,600   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   N   18 miles [29 km]
Shelbyville (TN)   [Map]   21,432   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ardmore   [Map]   1,382   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bethel   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cairo   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Caro   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Country Village   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Harvest   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lester   [Map]   122   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tanner   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Toney   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   1,216   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elkton (TN)   [Map]   542   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   519   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Limestone County ...

Elkmont is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elkmont ...

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.

Cartwright   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Elkmont   [Map]
Cross Key   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Easter Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Hay's Mill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Holland Gin   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Leggtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Locke Crossroads   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Persimmon Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Piney Chapel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Veto   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Walnut Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elkmont ...

Looking for more information about Elkmont? 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 Elkmont, 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 Elkmont.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


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 Elkmont ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   ESE   31 miles [49.9 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 Elkmont.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Elkmont. 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
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   84 miles [135.2 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   S   95 miles [152.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   N   86 miles [138.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   S   36 miles [57.9 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.

Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        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
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [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
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ellington Airport   (ICAO: KLUG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Maury Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRC)   [Map]
        Website for Maury County 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        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
 
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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune 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
 

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About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.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 Elkmont.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkmont. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9290, Longitude: -86.9761     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elkmont 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 Elkmont), 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 Elkmont.