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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Ford City.

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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 55,100 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 48,000 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 Ford City and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arnot   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Courtland   [Map]   599   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Green Hill   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   N   5 miles [8 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   591   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,069   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]

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 ...

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.

Aqua Vista   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Ford City   [Map]
Cave Spring   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Emerald Shores   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hideaway Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Indian Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Kingman (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Lake Coves   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lakeview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Lakeview Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lakeview Highlands   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Listerhill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lock Six   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Lockland   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mount Pleasant (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Paradise Points   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Sky Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Village Pines   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Virginia Shores   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 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 Ford City ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SE   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 Ford City.

Please keep in mind that these airports where 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.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSE   95 miles [152.9 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   139 miles [223.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   194 miles [312.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   43 miles [69.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   25 miles [40.2 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.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [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
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]
        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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Colbert County

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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: 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Ford City. 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 (or directions), 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ford City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ford City. The point that we are using 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>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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ford City.