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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Francis Ferry.

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Around Francis Ferry ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the west of Francis Ferry. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the north of Francis Ferry 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 from Francis Ferry and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,359   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,823   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,540   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   S   23 miles [37 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexandria   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Blue Mountain   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Blue Springs   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bynum   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cobb Town   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cochran Springs   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Eastaboga   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   6,491   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Oak Level   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ohatchee   [Map]   1,138   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ragland   [Map]   1,697   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Saks   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Wellington   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Calhoun County ...

Francis Ferry is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Francis Ferry ...

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.

Boiling Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the South of Francis Ferry   [Map]
Boozer (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Chigger Ridge (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Clark (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Francis   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Greensport Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hebron (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Peaceburg   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Peek's Hill (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Polkville (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ragland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Ten Islands   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Francis Ferry.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   NE   33 miles [53.1 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 Francis Ferry.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Francis Ferry. 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   WSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   93 miles [149.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSW   102 miles [164.2 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SE   107 miles [172.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   NE   33 miles [53.1 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.

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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
 
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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
 
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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International 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
 
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 Francis Ferry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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 Francis Ferry.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Francis Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7632, Longitude: -86.0441     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Francis Ferry 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 Francis Ferry), 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 Francis Ferry.