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The location of Eureka









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Eureka ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the west of Eureka. Birmingham has a population of 211,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the west of Eureka and has a population of 84,900 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   33,202   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Albertville   [Map]   21,392   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Anniston   [Map]   21,770   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,386   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,409   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,072   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,460   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,381   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,180   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,493   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,426   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,827   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,291   W   33 miles [53.1 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Avondale Village   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bynum   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Coal City   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Colony   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Cropwell   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Eastaboga   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Glen City   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Grant Town   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   6,664   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Munford   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,676   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ragland   [Map]   1,685   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Riverside   [Map]   2,294   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wattsville   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Windsong Island   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Talladega County ...

Eureka is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eureka ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Eureka.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Eureka. 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 Eureka. 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, attractions 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 Eureka ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
St. Clair Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PLR)   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Talladega Muni. (FAA ID: ASN)   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Anniston Metro Airport (ANB/KANB)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Eureka.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Eureka. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   E   100 miles [160.9 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   N   179 miles [288.1 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport  (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   NE   198 miles [318.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   ESE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   NNW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   WSW   86 miles [138.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   S   88 miles [141.6 km]
Columbus Metro Airport  (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   SE   101 miles [162.5 km]
Lovell Fld.  (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   NNE   115 miles [185.1 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   NW   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
St. Clair Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PLR)   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Talladega Muni. (FAA ID: ASN)   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Anniston Metro Airport (ANB/KANB)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
  Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
  Website for Lovell Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
  Website for Shelby County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
  Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://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 Eureka.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eureka. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5632, Longitude: -86.1655     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eureka 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Eureka), 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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