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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Fowler ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the north of where Fowler would have been located. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the northwest of Fowler and has a population of 55,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Fowler and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   S   41 miles [66 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   W   23 miles [37 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,359   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,823   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arab   [Map]   8,340   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Baileyton   [Map]   627   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Brooksville   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Clarence   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Craig   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Douglas   [Map]   761   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fridays Crossing   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gregory   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Holly Pond   [Map]   815   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Horton   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Joppa   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pine Lake Village   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Snead   [Map]   841   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Summit   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Susan Moore   [Map]   769   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Blount County ...

Fowler would have been located within present day Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fowler ...

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.

Big Spring (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Fowler   [Map]
Bright Star   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Craig   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Diamond   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Highmound   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hopewell   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
New Harmony   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Nixon Chapel   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Red Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Rock Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Strawberry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Thrasher Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 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 Fowler.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NNE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   WNW   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 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 Fowler.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fowler. 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   SSW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   121 miles [194.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   133 miles [214 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   176 miles [283.2 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   209 miles [336.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   76 miles [122.3 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   96 miles [154.5 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   96 miles [154.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NNE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   WNW   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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis 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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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 Fowler.

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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 Fowler. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fowler) 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 Fowler. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fowler

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fowler. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2084, Longitude: -86.4264     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fowler 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 Fowler), 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 Fowler.