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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Flat Rock.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Flat Rock ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Chattanooga (TN). It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the northeast of Flat Rock. Chattanooga (TN) has a population of 178,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Rome (GA). It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southeast of Flat Rock and has a population of 36,400 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 Flat Rock and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,445   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Dalton (GA)   [Map]   34,077   E   41 miles [66 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,839   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Collegedale (TN)   [Map]   11,437   NE   41 miles [66 km]
East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   21,302   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Middle Valley Estates (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   11,813   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Soddy-Daisy (TN)   [Map]   13,217   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Soddy Lake Heights (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   19,273   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bridgeport   [Map]   2,337   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bryant   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fackler   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hammondville   [Map]   485   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Henagar   [Map]   2,339   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Higdon   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ider   [Map]   711   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mentone   [Map]   366   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pisgah   [Map]   707   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Stevenson   [Map]   1,977   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Valley Head   [Map]   550   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Trenton (GA)   [Map]   2,255   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Jackson County ...

Flat Rock is located in 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 Flat Rock ...

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.

Cartersville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Flat Rock   [Map]
Cedar Hill (GA)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Central   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Deer Head Cove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Floral Crest   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Island Creek Ferry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Keith   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Liberty Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Overlook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Rising Fawn (GA)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Rudders Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stewart Town (GA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Flat Rock ...

Looking for more information about Flat Rock? 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 Flat Rock, 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 Flat Rock.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Flat Rock


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 Flat Rock ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Franklin Co. Airport   [Map]   UOS   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Winchester Muni.(ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]   BGF   NW   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 Flat Rock.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Flat Rock. 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   SW   102 miles [164.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   106 miles [170.6 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   108 miles [173.8 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   119 miles [191.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   W   62 miles [99.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Franklin Co. Airport   [Map]   UOS   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Winchester Muni.(ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]   BGF   NW   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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
 
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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dalton Muni.   (DNN/KDNN)   [Map]
        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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Flat Rock.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flat Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7698, Longitude: -85.6944     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flat Rock 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 Flat Rock), 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 Flat Rock.