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Introduction ...

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

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Around Florala ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Enterprise. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northeast of Florala. Enterprise has a population of 28,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Crestview (FL). It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the southwest of Florala and has a population of 23,600 people.

For comparison, Florala has a population of 2,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Andalusia   [Map]   8,968   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Brewton   [Map]   5,432   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,693   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,586   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   6,284   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Destin (FL)   [Map]   13,654   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fort Walton Beach (FL)   [Map]   21,971   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Mary Esther (FL)   [Map]   4,289   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Milton (FL)   [Map]   9,839   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Niceville (FL)   [Map]   14,974   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Valparaiso (FL)   [Map]   5,072   S   35 miles [56.3 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Babbie   [Map]   600   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Beulah   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Carolina   [Map]   296   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Horn Hill   [Map]   227   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kinston   [Map]   539   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Libertyville   [Map]   114   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Lockhart   [Map]   514   W   Less than 2 miles
Onycha   [Map]   183   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Samson   [Map]   1,912   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Wing   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Garden City (FL)   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   588   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mossy Head (FL)   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Paxton (FL)   [Map]   774   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Svea (FL)   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]

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

Covington County ...

Florala is located in Covington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Covington County: Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Escambia, Geneva, Okaloosa (FL) & Walton (FL).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Florala ...

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 East of Florala   [Map]
Cluster Springs (FL)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Earlytown   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Flowersville (FL)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Gordon (FL)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Liberty (FL)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
New Harmony (FL)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Oak Grove (FL)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Pond Creek (FL)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Oak   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sand Hill (FL)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Stanley   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Florala ...

Looking for more information about Florala? 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 Florala, 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 Florala.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


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 Florala ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Bob Sikes Airport(ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]   CEW   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Defuniak Springs Airport   [Map]   54J   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   NNE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSW   37 miles [59.5 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 Florala.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Florala. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SW   62 miles [99.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   ENE   56 miles [90.1 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SE   66 miles [106.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   N   89 miles [143.2 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   WSW   106 miles [170.6 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   W   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Bob Sikes Airport(ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]   CEW   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Defuniak Springs Airport   [Map]   54J   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   NNE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   NE   32 miles [51.5 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.

Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Florala Muni.   (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bob Sikes Airport   (ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Destin Airport   (ICAO: KDTS)   [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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County 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
 
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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Florala. 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 Florala.

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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 Florala. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Florala) 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 Florala. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Florala

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Florala. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0065, Longitude: -86.3297     [Map].

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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 Florala), 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 Florala.