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The location of Forestdale

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Forestdale ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just southeast of Forestdale. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the southwest of Forestdale 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 Forestdale and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   46 miles [74 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   E   18 miles [29 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Adamsville   [Map]   4,360   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Brookside   [Map]   1,323   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cardiff   [Map]   54   N   5 miles [8 km]
Daisey City   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Docena   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Edgewater   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hooper City   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
McDonald Chapel   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Minor   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mulga   [Map]   822   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pinkney City   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pratt City   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Scarlet Town   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Watson   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Forestdale 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 Forestdale ...

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.

Coalburg   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Forestdale   [Map]
Dogtown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Edgewater   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Falls Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Frances Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Frenchtown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Glasgow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Grays Gardens   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Graysville Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hillview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Italy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Merrywood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Mineral Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Minor   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Red Wine   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Republic   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Scarlet Town   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Shadyside   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunset Mountain   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Tuxedo Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Village Creek Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Zion Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   33 miles [53.1 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 Forestdale.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Forestdale. 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   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   142 miles [228.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   176 miles [283.2 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   202 miles [325.1 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   214 miles [344.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   214 miles [344.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   74 miles [119.1 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   90 miles [144.8 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   93 miles [149.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NNW   46 miles [74 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
 
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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
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
 
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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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 Forestdale.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forestdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5701, Longitude: -86.8964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forestdale 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 Forestdale), 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 Forestdale.