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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Fairfield ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the west of where Fairfield would have been located. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Chattanooga (TN). It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northeast of Fairfield and has a population of 178,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,839   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   21,302   E   46 miles [74 km]
Manchester (TN)   [Map]   10,617   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   11,813   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   8,573   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   19,273   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Winchester (TN)   [Map]   8,562   N   29 miles [46.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Dutton   [Map]   308   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Estillfork   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fackler   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Hollytree   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hollywood   [Map]   970   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hytop   [Map]   346   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Langston   [Map]   264   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pisgah   [Map]   707   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pleasant Groves   [Map]   411   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Princeton   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Section   [Map]   754   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Skyline   [Map]   833   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Stevenson   [Map]   1,977   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Trenton   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Jackson County ...

Fairfield would have been located within present day Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairfield ...

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.

Berrys (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Fairfield   [Map]
Blackankle   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Cedar Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Georgetown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Kyles   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Martintown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Mud Creek (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pikeville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Skyline   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sublett Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   S   5 miles [8 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Winchester Muni.(ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]   BGF   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Franklin Co. Airport   [Map]   UOS   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   NE   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 Fairfield.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fairfield. 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   SSW   93 miles [149.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   101 miles [162.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   118 miles [189.9 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   134 miles [215.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   91 miles [146.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   S   5 miles [8 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Winchester Muni.(ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]   BGF   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Franklin Co. Airport   [Map]   UOS   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   NE   31 miles [49.9 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.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International 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
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Muni.   (ICAO: KBGF)   [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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tullahoma Rgnl.   (THA/KTHA)   [Map]
        Website for Tullahoma 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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International 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
 
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
 

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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 Fairfield.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7662, Longitude: -85.9986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairfield 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 Fairfield), 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 Fairfield.