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The location of Fort Payne









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Fort Payne ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Chattanooga (TN). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northeast of Fort Payne. Chattanooga (TN) has a population of 179,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Rome (GA). It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the southeast of Fort Payne and has a population of 36,400 people.

For comparison, Fort Payne has a population of 14,100 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 Fort Payne and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,392   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,652   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,409   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,429   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,612   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,555   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,484   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,731   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,414   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,939   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dalton (GA)   [Map]   33,748   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,831   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   21,118   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   11,754   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alpine   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bootsville   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Broomtown   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chavies   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dog Town   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Douglas   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hammondville   [Map]   490   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lickskillet   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mentone   [Map]   368   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pine Ridge   [Map]   283   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rainsville   [Map]   5,038   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Shiloh   [Map]   278   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sylvania   [Map]   1,882   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Taft   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Valley Head   [Map]   550   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

DeKalb County ...

Fort Payne is located in DeKalb County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort Payne ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Fort Payne.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Payne ...

Looking for more information about Fort Payne? 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 Payne, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Payne.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Payne. 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 Payne. 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, attractions 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 Payne Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Fort Payne


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 Payne ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Isbell Fld. (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
Centre Muni. (FAA ID: C22)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Scottsboro Muni. (FAA ID: 4A6)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl. (FAA ID: PYP)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport (FAA ID: 9A5)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni. (FAA ID: 7A6)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Guntersville Muni. (FAA ID: 8A1)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Fort Payne.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fort Payne. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   SW   86 miles [138.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   SE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   NNW   127 miles [204.4 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport  (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   NE   134 miles [215.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lovell Fld.  (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   NNE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   WNW   62 miles [99.8 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   S   93 miles [149.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   W   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Isbell Fld. (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
Centre Muni. (FAA ID: C22)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Scottsboro Muni. (FAA ID: 4A6)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl. (FAA ID: PYP)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport (FAA ID: 9A5)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni. (FAA ID: 7A6)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Guntersville Muni. (FAA ID: 8A1)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
  Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
  Website for Lovell Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fort Payne: www.fortpayne.org/

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://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 Payne.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Payne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4554, Longitude: -85.6969     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fort Payne 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Fort Payne), 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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