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The location of Fairfax

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Fairfax ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Columbus (GA). It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the southeast of Fairfax. Columbus (GA) has a population of 197,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Auburn. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the southwest of Fairfax and has a population of 63,100 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 starting from Fairfax and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Lanett   [Map]   6,393   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Opelika   [Map]   29,869   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Phenix City   [Map]   37,132   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Roanoke   [Map]   5,984   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Smith's Station   [Map]   5,341   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tallassee   [Map]   4,759   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,722   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Valley   [Map]   9,377   NE   Less than 2 miles
LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   30,771   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Manchester (GA)   [Map]   4,061   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Newnan (GA)   [Map]   37,912   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Senoia (GA)   [Map]   4,137   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Thomaston (GA)   [Map]   8,962   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
West Point (GA)   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cusseta   [Map]   123   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Eady City   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Evansville   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Five Points   [Map]   140   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Fredonia   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Huguley   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
LaFayette   [Map]   2,968   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Plant City   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Salem   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Smiths   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   1,077   E   18 miles [29 km]
Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Chambers County ...

Fairfax is located in Chambers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chambers County: Lee, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Troup (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairfax ...

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.

Glass   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Fairfax   [Map]
Houston Ferry (GA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Little Shawmut   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Magnolia Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Nelson   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Plant City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
River View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lanett Muni.   [Map]   7A3   WNW   2 miles [3.2 km]
La Grange - Callaway Airport(ICAO: KLGC)   [Map]   LGC   NNE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Harris Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Harris Co. Airport   [Map]   PIM   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   AUO   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   NNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   W   27 miles [43.5 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 Fairfax.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fairfax. 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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   WNW   105 miles [169 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSW   178 miles [286.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SW   198 miles [318.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   NNW   25 miles [40.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lanett Muni.   [Map]   7A3   WNW   2 miles [3.2 km]
La Grange - Callaway Airport(ICAO: KLGC)   [Map]   LGC   NNE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Harris Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Harris Co. Airport   [Map]   PIM   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   AUO   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Roosevelt Meml.   [Map]   5A9   ENE   29 miles [46.7 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.

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Grange - Callaway Airport   (ICAO: KLGC)   [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
 
Newnan Coweta Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCCO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Falcon Fld.   (ICAO: KFFC)   [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
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middle Georgia Rgnl.   (MCN/KMCN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.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 Fairfax.

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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 Fairfax. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fairfax) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfax. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7962, Longitude: -85.1838     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairfax 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 Fairfax), 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 Fairfax.