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Foley, Alabama

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The location of Foley

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Foley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the northwest of Foley. Mobile has a population of 190,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Pensacola (FL). It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the east of Foley and has a population of 52,600 people.

For comparison, Foley has a population of 18,300 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.<2>

Community   2017
Atmore   [Map]   9,890   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,169   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,794   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Daphne   [Map]   25,960   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   20,935   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gulf Shores   [Map]   11,809   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Orange Beach   [Map]   6,029   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Prichard   [Map]   21,732   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   6,098   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Saraland   [Map]   14,576   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,154   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Semmes   [Map]   4,934   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   ---   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gulf Breeze (FL)   [Map]   6,528   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Milton (FL)   [Map]   9,986   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Bon Secour   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Clay City   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elberta   [Map]   1,714   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lillian   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Loxley   [Map]   2,336   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Magnolia Springs   [Map]   804   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Montrose   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Perdido Beach   [Map]   625   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Point Clear   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Seminole   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Silverhill   [Map]   888   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Summerdale   [Map]   1,379   N   5 miles [8 km]
Bellview (FL)   [Map]   ---   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gulf Beach Heights (FL)   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Perdido Key (FL)   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Baldwin County ...

Foley is located in Baldwin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Baldwin County: Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Escambia (FL). Mobile Bay is to the west and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Foley ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Foley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Foley ...

Looking for more information about Foley? 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 Foley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Foley.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Foley. 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 Foley. 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, attractions 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
    Foley Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Foley

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 Foley ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Foley Muni. (FAA ID: 5R4)   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Jack Edwards Airport (ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   WNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   WNW   13 miles [20.9 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Foley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Foley. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   E   68 miles [109.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Mobile Downtown Airport (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mobile Rgnl.  (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   WNW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.  (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   W   83 miles [133.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Foley Muni. (FAA ID: 5R4)   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Jack Edwards Airport (ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   WNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   WNW   13 miles [20.9 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Trent Lott Intl.   (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]
  Website for Trent Lott International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
  Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
  Website for Mobile Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
  Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
  Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
  Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Baldwin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Foley.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Foley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3999, Longitude: -87.6643     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Foley 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Foley), 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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