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Introduction ...

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

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Around Frenchtown ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just east of Frenchtown. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southwest of Frenchtown and has a population of 99,500 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 Frenchtown and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Docena   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Edgewater   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Forestdale   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hooper City   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mason City   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
McDonald Chapel   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,171   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Minor   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mulga   [Map]   822   W   5 miles [8 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,177   W   5 miles [8 km]
Pratt City   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles

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

Jefferson County ...

Frenchtown is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Frenchtown ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Falls Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Frenchtown   [Map]
Forestdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Glenview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Green Acres   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hillview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Ivanhoe   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Jones Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Little Italy   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Martins   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Minor   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Park Courts   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Shadyside   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunset Mountain   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Tuxedo Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Village Creek Junction   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Zion Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ENE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   24 miles [38.6 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 Frenchtown.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Frenchtown. 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   ENE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   141 miles [226.9 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   180 miles [289.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   205 miles [329.9 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   210 miles [338 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   211 miles [339.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   46 miles [74 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   77 miles [123.9 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NE   42 miles [67.6 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        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 Frenchtown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 Frenchtown.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frenchtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5207, Longitude: -86.8814     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Frenchtown 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 Frenchtown), 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 Frenchtown.