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Fort Deposit, Alabama
(Lowndes County)

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Fort Deposit.

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Around Fort Deposit ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the northeast of Fort Deposit. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Prattville. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the north of Fort Deposit and has a population of 35,600 people.

For comparison, Fort Deposit has a population of 1,200 people.

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

Community   2016
Andalusia   [Map]   8,968   S   46 miles [74 km]
Brundidge   [Map]   1,972   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,919   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,693   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Georgiana   [Map]   1,653   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,781   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,825   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   8,777   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Selma   [Map]   18,983   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Union Springs   [Map]   3,749   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   ---   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,219   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Ada   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Bolling   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bragg's   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Davenport   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Forest Home   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Gordonville   [Map]   302   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hayneville   [Map]   853   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Highland Home   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Honoraville   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lapine   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Letohatchee   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lowndesboro   [Map]   107   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mosses   [Map]   945   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pintlala   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sandy Ridge   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Lowndes County ...

Fort Deposit is located in Lowndes County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lowndes County: Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Dallas, Montgomery & Wilcox.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort Deposit ...

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.

Clearview   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East of Fort Deposit   [Map]
Clover Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Daisy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Danielsville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Greenville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Mashville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Mount Willing   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sandy Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Steep Creek   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Zion   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Deposit ...

Looking for more information about Fort Deposit? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fort Deposit, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Fort Deposit.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Fort Deposit Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Fort Deposit

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 Fort Deposit ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   WSW   Less than 2 miles
MacCrenshaw Meml.(ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]   PRN   SSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NNE   23 miles [37 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 Fort Deposit.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fort Deposit. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   103 miles [165.8 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   N   109 miles [175.4 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   110 miles [177 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NE   168 miles [270.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   SE   80 miles [128.7 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ENE   101 miles [162.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NW   104 miles [167.4 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   NE   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   WSW   Less than 2 miles
MacCrenshaw Meml.(ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]   PRN   SSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSW   10 miles [16.1 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.

Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        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
South Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: K79J)   [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
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International 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
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional 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
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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 Fort Deposit. 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 Fort Deposit.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Deposit. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9863, Longitude: -86.5664     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fort Deposit 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 Fort Deposit), 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 Fort Deposit.