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Introduction ...

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

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Around Erie ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the southwest of where Erie would have been located. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Columbus (GA). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the east of Erie and has a population of 197,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Auburn   [Map]   63,118   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,846   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Lanett   [Map]   6,393   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Opelika   [Map]   29,869   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Phenix City   [Map]   37,132   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   8,777   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Prattville   [Map]   35,606   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Roanoke   [Map]   5,984   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,540   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,722   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Valley   [Map]   9,377   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,219   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   30,771   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Agricola   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Camp Hill   [Map]   975   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dadeville   [Map]   3,128   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
East Tallassee   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Eclectic   [Map]   1,026   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   801   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kent   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Liberty City   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Loachapoka   [Map]   199   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Notasulga   [Map]   850   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Our Town   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Reeltown   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Tallapoosa City   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Tallassee   [Map]   4,759   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Waverly   [Map]   148   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Hale County ...

Erie would have been located within present day Hale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hale County: Bibb, Greene, Marengo, Perry & Tuscaloosa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Erie ...

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 Bluffs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Erie   [Map]
Double Bridges Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mary   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ponders   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Red Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Reeltown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
River Bend (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Robinson Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Still Waters   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Union   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Walnut Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   ENE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Moton Fld. Muni.   [Map]   06A   SSE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   AUO   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   WSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lanett Muni.   [Map]   7A3   E   34 miles [54.7 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 Erie.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Erie. 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   NW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NE   101 miles [162.5 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSW   159 miles [255.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   174 miles [280 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ESE   52 miles [83.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   ENE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Moton Fld. Muni.   [Map]   06A   SSE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   AUO   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   WSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lanett Muni.   [Map]   7A3   E   34 miles [54.7 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Auburn - Opelika Airport   (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]
        Website for Auburn - Opelika Robert G. Pitts 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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Grange - Callaway Airport   (ICAO: KLGC)   [Map]
        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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional 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
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional 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 Erie.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Erie. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Erie

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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 Erie), 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 Erie.