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Foster's, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Foster's.

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Around Foster's ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the northeast of Foster's. Tuscaloosa has a population of 99,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Alabaster. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the east of Foster's and has a population of 32,900 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 Foster's and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Brent   [Map]   4,919   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Brighton   [Map]   2,833   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Demopolis   [Map]   7,019   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,749   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fayette   [Map]   4,432   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,454   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,432   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,171   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Montevallo   [Map]   6,723   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,177   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Columbus (MS)   [Map]   24,561   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Akron   [Map]   334   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Alberta City   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Buhl   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Coker   [Map]   985   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cottondale   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Duncanville   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Elrod   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ingleside Village   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Knoxville   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Moundville   [Map]   2,436   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Oak Village   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ralph   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sahama Village   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Union   [Map]   221   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wood Village   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]

For more communities neighboring Foster's, please visit our County-by-County Page for Foster's.

Tuscaloosa County ...

Foster's is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Foster's ...

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.

Fairlawn   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast of Foster's   [Map]
Fernridge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gardendale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Green Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greenview   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hays Court   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hull   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Kings Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lincoln Park   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Sandy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Maxwell   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Mimosa Highlands   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Moundville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountainbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Ralph   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Royal Pines   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sanders Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Foster's ...

Looking for more information about Foster's? 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 Foster's, 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 Foster's.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Foster's.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Foster's. 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 Foster's. 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
    Foster's Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Foster's

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 Foster's ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Foster's.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   ESE   36 miles [57.9 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 Foster's.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Foster's. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ENE   62 miles [99.8 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   183 miles [294.5 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   187 miles [300.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   191 miles [307.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   192 miles [309 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   216 miles [347.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   114 miles [183.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   ESE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   SSE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   SSW   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
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [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
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County 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 Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        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

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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 Foster's.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Foster's. 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 Foster's

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Foster's. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0948, Longitude: -87.6858     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Foster's 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 Foster's), 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 Foster's.