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Introduction ...

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

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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 193,000 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 53,800 people.

For comparison, Foley has a population of 17,600 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 Foley and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Atmore   [Map]   10,022   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,908   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Daphne   [Map]   25,913   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   19,421   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gulf Shores   [Map]   11,689   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Orange Beach   [Map]   5,981   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Prichard   [Map]   22,185   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   5,990   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Saraland   [Map]   13,942   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Semmes   [Map]   4,155   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   ---   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gulf Breeze (FL)   [Map]   6,466   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Milton (FL)   [Map]   9,839   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bon Secour   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Clay City   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elberta   [Map]   1,679   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lillian   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Loxley   [Map]   2,017   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Magnolia Springs   [Map]   802   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Montrose   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Perdido Beach   [Map]   641   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]   802   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Summerdale   [Map]   1,244   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 ...

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.

Clay City   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest of Foley   [Map]
Fobbs Ferry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Gulf Shores   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Josephine   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Magnolia Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Orange Beach   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Oyster Bay   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
River Park   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Summerdale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Swift   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Turkey Branch   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

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 Tourism Map for Foley.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 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
    Foley Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map 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>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   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 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 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)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   E   68 miles [109.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   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       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
 
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Trent Lott Intl.   (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]
        Website for Trent Lott International Airport
        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
 
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
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International 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
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages 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: www.co.baldwin.al.us/

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 Foley.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Foley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Foley) 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 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 that we are using 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>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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Foley.