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Introduction ...

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

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Around Fairhope ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the northwest of Fairhope. Mobile has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Pensacola (FL). It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the east of Fairhope and has a population of 53,800 people.

For comparison, Fairhope has a population of 19,400 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 Fairhope and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Atmore   [Map]   10,022   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Daphne   [Map]   25,913   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Foley   [Map]   17,607   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gulf Shores   [Map]   11,689   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Prichard   [Map]   22,185   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   5,990   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Saraland   [Map]   13,942   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gulf Breeze (FL)   [Map]   6,466   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Milton (FL)   [Map]   9,839   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Gautier (MS)   [Map]   18,471   W   46 miles [74 km]
Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   13,570   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   21,981   W   41 miles [66 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabama Port   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bellefontaine   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bon Secour   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bromley   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clay City   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Loxley   [Map]   2,017   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Magnolia Springs   [Map]   802   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mon Louis   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Montrose   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Park City   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Point Clear   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Silverhill   [Map]   802   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Stapleton   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Summerdale   [Map]   1,244   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Theodore   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Baldwin County ...

Fairhope is located in Baldwin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Baldwin County: Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Escambia (FL). Mobile Bay is to the west and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairhope ...

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.

Clay City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Fairhope   [Map]
Darling Landing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Fobbs Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Foots Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Houstonville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Park City   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
River Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Seacliff   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Silverhill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Turkey Branch   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Yelling Settlement   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fairhope ...

Looking for more information about Fairhope? 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 Fairhope, 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 Fairhope.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


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 Fairhope ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   ESE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   WNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   SW   23 miles [37 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   W   23 miles [37 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 Fairhope.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fairhope. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   E   41 miles [66 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   E   80 miles [128.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   WNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   ESE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   SW   23 miles [37 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   W   23 miles [37 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.

Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Trent Lott Intl.   (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]
        Website for Trent Lott 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fairhope: www.cofairhope.com/

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.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 Fairhope.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairhope. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5244, Longitude: -87.8838     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairhope 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 Fairhope), 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 Fairhope.