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Introduction ...

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

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Around Flatwood ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Meridian (MS). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northwest of Flatwood. Meridian (MS) has a population of 39,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Waynesboro (MS). It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the west of Flatwood and has a population of 4,900 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 Flatwood and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Butler   [Map]   1,773   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Chatom   [Map]   1,231   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Citronelle   [Map]   3,885   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,907   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,988   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   1,510   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pine Hill   [Map]   912   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
York   [Map]   2,373   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   921   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Marion (MS)   [Map]   1,555   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Quitman (MS)   [Map]   2,189   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sandersville (MS)   [Map]   719   W   46 miles [74 km]
Stonewall (MS)   [Map]   1,021   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Aquilla   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Barlow   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bigbee   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bladon Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Bolinger   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Campbell   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Coffeeville   [Map]   334   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cullomburg   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Frankville   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gilbertown   [Map]   203   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Melvin   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Millry   [Map]   522   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Needham   [Map]   89   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Silas   [Map]   426   W   5 miles [8 km]
Toxey   [Map]   129   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Choctaw County ...

Flatwood is located in Choctaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Choctaw County: Clarke, Marengo, Sumter, Washington, Clarke (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Wayne (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Flatwood ...

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.

Christmas Landing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast of Flatwood   [Map]
Coffeeville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Coffeeville Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Coffeeville Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Gilbertown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lou   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Rescueville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Sellers Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Silver Cross   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Flatwood.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   23 miles [37 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Waynesboro Muni.   [Map]   2R0   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Clarke Co. Airport   [Map]   23M   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   ENE   39 miles [62.8 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 Flatwood.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Flatwood. 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   SE   110 miles [177 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   135 miles [217.3 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   149 miles [239.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   WSW   68 miles [109.4 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   WSW   70 miles [112.7 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   S   76 miles [122.3 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   S   81 miles [130.4 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   GPT   SSW   107 miles [172.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   ENE   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   23 miles [37 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Waynesboro Muni.   [Map]   2R0   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Clarke Co. Airport   [Map]   23M   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   ENE   39 miles [62.8 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
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi 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
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
        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
 
Key Fld.   (MEI/KMEI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hesler - Noble Fld.   (LUL/KLUL)   [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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        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
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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 Flatwood.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flatwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7968, Longitude: -88.2375     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flatwood 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 Flatwood), 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 Flatwood.