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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Five Points.

This page contains six sections:

Around Five Points ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the southeast of Five Points. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the south of Five Points 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 from Five Points and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arley   [Map]   350   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Barney   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Carbon Hill   [Map]   1,964   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cordova   [Map]   2,014   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dora   [Map]   1,946   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Falls City   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Nauvoo   [Map]   211   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oakman   [Map]   754   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Parrish   [Map]   960   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Powellville   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sipsey   [Map]   424   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Slick Ford   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Slicklizzard   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Townley   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Walker County ...

Five Points is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Five Points ...

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.

Chapel Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Five Points   [Map]
Curry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Frisco Quarters   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Gamble   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Jasper   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Johnny Ford   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Marigold   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Red Rock   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunlight   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Union Chapel   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Five Points.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   WNW   Less than 2 miles
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   WSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NE   35 miles [56.3 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 Five Points.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Five Points. 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   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   158 miles [254.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   164 miles [263.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   172 miles [276.8 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   228 miles [366.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   235 miles [378.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   239 miles [384.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   59 miles [95 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   62 miles [99.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   WNW   Less than 2 miles
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   WSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NE   35 miles [56.3 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
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        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
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama 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 Five Points. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.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 Five Points.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Five Points. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8884, Longitude: -87.2833     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Five Points 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 Five Points), 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 Five Points.