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Introduction ...

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

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Around Forney ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the northeast of Forney. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the west of Forney and has a population of 35,800 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Acworth (GA)   [Map]   22,418   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,445   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   26,562   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Cartersville (GA)   [Map]   20,753   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dallas (GA)   [Map]   13,108   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Douglasville (GA)   [Map]   33,252   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Kennesaw (GA)   [Map]   33,627   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Powder Springs (GA)   [Map]   14,956   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   15,201   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Banner   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Borden Springs   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,790   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Centre   [Map]   3,555   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dailey   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gaylesville   [Map]   143   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Howells Crossroads   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kirk's Grove   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Piedmont   [Map]   4,666   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rock Run   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Spring Garden   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   1,154   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Coosa (GA)   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lindale (GA)   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Cherokee County ...

Forney is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Forney ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Alexis   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Forney   [Map]
Bauxite   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Cave Spring (GA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Fearing (GA) (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Frog Mountain   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Key   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Kirk's Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Noah   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Gap   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Prior (GA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rock Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Run Station   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Sandy Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tucker Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Forney.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   WNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Polk Co. Airport   [Map]   4A4   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   NNW   30 miles [48.3 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 Forney.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Forney. 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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   66 miles [106.2 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   WSW   82 miles [132 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   S   66 miles [106.2 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   67 miles [107.8 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SSE   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   WNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Polk Co. Airport   [Map]   4A4   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   NNW   30 miles [48.3 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.

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cartersville Airport   (ICAO: KVPC)   [Map]
        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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Forney.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0862, Longitude: -85.4619     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forney 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 Forney), 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 Forney.