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Falls Junction, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Falls Junction.

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Around Falls Junction ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just east of Falls Junction. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the southwest of Falls Junction and has a population of 99,500 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 and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   18 miles [29 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   46 miles [74 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   E   11 miles [17.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Brighton   [Map]   2,833   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Docena   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Dolomite   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Edgewater   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   S   Less than 2 miles
Forestdale   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mason City   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
McDonald Chapel   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Midfield   [Map]   5,171   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Minor   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Mulga   [Map]   822   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,177   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pratt City   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Falls Junction is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Falls Junction ...

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.

Cottage Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Falls Junction   [Map]
Dolomite   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Edgewater   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Frenchtown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Garywood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Glenview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Acres   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ivanhoe   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jones Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Little Italy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Martins   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Minor   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Park Courts   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Shadyside   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunset Mountain   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Tuxedo Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Village Creek Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ENE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   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 Falls Junction.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Falls Junction. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ENE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   143 miles [230.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   181 miles [291.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   204 miles [328.3 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   209 miles [336.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   209 miles [336.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   78 miles [125.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   93 miles [149.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   ESE   42 miles [67.6 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
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        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
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        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 Falls Junction. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.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 Falls Junction.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Falls Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5034, Longitude: -86.9233     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Falls Junction 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 Falls Junction), 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 Falls Junction.