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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Forest Park.

This page contains six sections:

Around Forest Park ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies immediately northwest of Forest Park. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the southwest of Forest Park and has a population of 99,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Forest Park and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   46 miles [74 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   S   4 miles [6.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cahaba Landing   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Fultondale   [Map]   9,084   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gate City   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hooper City   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,359   E   5 miles [8 km]
Lake Purdy   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Marks Village   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mason City   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pratt City   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tarrant   [Map]   6,268   N   5 miles [8 km]
Vulcan City   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Zion City   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Forest Park is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Forest Park ...

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.

Cherokee Bend   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Forest Park   [Map]
Cherokee Forest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
English Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Five Points East   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Five Points South   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gate City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Glen Iris   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grove Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Holiday Gardens   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Homewood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hunters Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Kingsway Terrace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Marks Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mountain Brook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountain Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Plain View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Rocky Bridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rosedale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tangle Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Trotwood Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Bridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Village Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Vulcan City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Woodlawn Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Zion Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Forest Park.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Forest Park. 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 Forest Park. 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 Forest Park ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   23 miles [37 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   35 miles [56.3 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 Forest Park.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Forest Park. 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   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   134 miles [215.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   180 miles [289.7 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   209 miles [336.4 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   211 miles [339.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   211 miles [339.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   52 miles [83.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   77 miles [123.9 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   97 miles [156.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   23 miles [37 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   E   41 miles [66 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   41 miles [66 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        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
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery 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 Forest Park. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Forest Park. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Forest Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5151, Longitude: -86.7664     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest Park 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 Forest Park), 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 Forest Park.