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The location of Ford City









Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Ford City.

This page contains six sections:

Around Ford City ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Decatur. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the east of Ford City. Decatur has a population of 54,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Madison. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the east of Ford City and has a population of 50,400 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Ford City.<2>

Arnot     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the north of Ford City.

Beach Grove     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the northeast of Ford City.

Elgin     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the northeast of Ford City.

Florence     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the west of Ford City.

Killen     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the north of Ford City.

Leighton     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the south of Ford City.

Muscle Shoals     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the southwest of Ford City.

Nitrate City     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the southwest of Ford City.

Saint Florian     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the northwest of Ford City.

Sheffield     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the west of Ford City.

Spring Valley     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the southwest of Ford City.

Town Creek     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the southeast of Ford City.

Tuscumbia     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the west of Ford City.

Wheeler Dam Village     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the east of Ford City.

Wilson Dam     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the west of Ford City.

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

Colbert County ...

Ford City is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ford City ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

Also of Interest:

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 Ford City ...

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.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Ford City.

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

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

Large Airports

Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM) <4>   [Map]
95 miles [152.9 km] miles to the South Southeast of Ford City.

Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
104 miles [167.4 km] miles to the North Northeast of Ford City.

Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
139 miles [223.7 km] miles to the West of Ford City.

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
194 miles [312.2 km] miles to the East Southeast of Ford City.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the West Southwest of Ford City.

Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
43 miles [69.2 km] miles to the East Southeast of Ford City.

General Aviation Airports

Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the West Southwest of Ford City.

Lawrence Co. Airport (FAA ID: 9A4)   [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the Southeast of Ford City.

Russellville Muni. (FAA ID: M22)   [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the South Southwest of Ford City.

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.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: BHMICAO: KBHM

Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Nashville Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: BNAICAO: KBNA

Website for Nashville International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Tuscaloosa Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: TCLICAO: KTCL

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Pryor Fld. Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KDCU

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Posey Fld.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: K1M4

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Memphis Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MEMICAO: KMEM

Website for Memphis International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KSNH

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: ATLICAO: KATL

Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

McGhee Tyson Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: TYSICAO: KTYS

Website for McGhee Tyson Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Pensacola Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: PNSICAO: KPNS

Website for Pensacola Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Northwest Florida Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: VPSICAO: KVPS

Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Northwest Alabama Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MSLICAO: KMSL

Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Huntsville Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: HSVICAO: KHSV

Website for Huntsville International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

John C. Tune Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KJWN

Website for John C. Tune Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

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About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://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 Ford City.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ford City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7859, Longitude: -87.5286     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ford City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Ford City), 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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<4>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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