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The location of Gardendale









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Gardendale ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just south of Gardendale. Birmingham has a population of 211,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the south of Gardendale and has a population of 84,900 people.

For comparison, Gardendale has a population of 13,900 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 Gardendale and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   33,202   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,386   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,979   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,385   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,072   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,460   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jasper   [Map]   13,618   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,381   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,493   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,676   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,426   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,827   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,291   S   14 miles [22.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Brookside   [Map]   1,329   W   5 miles [8 km]
Cardiff   [Map]   53   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Crosston   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Daisey City   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Forestdale   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fultondale   [Map]   9,190   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hooper City   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Majestic   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Morris   [Map]   1,970   N   5 miles [8 km]
Mount Olive   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
New Castle   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Scarlet Town   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tarrant   [Map]   6,201   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Watson   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Gardendale 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 Gardendale ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gardendale ...

Looking for more information about Gardendale? 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 Gardendale, 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 Gardendale.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Gardendale


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 Gardendale ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   SSE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Robbins Fld. (FAA ID: 20A)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PLR)   [Map]   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Walker Co. Airport (FAA ID: JFX)   [Map]   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Addison Muni. (FAA ID: 2A8)   [Map]   NNW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Folsom Fld. (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   N   42 miles [67.6 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Gardendale.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gardendale. 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]   SSE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   E   137 miles [220.5 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   N   170 miles [273.6 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   WNW   204 miles [328.3 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport  (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   NE   218 miles [350.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   S   220 miles [354.1 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   S   221 miles [355.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   WSW   55 miles [88.5 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   N   67 miles [107.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   NNW   87 miles [140 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   ESE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   SSE   96 miles [154.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Robbins Fld. (FAA ID: 20A)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PLR)   [Map]   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Walker Co. Airport (FAA ID: JFX)   [Map]   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Addison Muni. (FAA ID: 2A8)   [Map]   NNW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Folsom Fld. (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Sylacauga Muni. (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SE   44 miles [70.8 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
  Website for Shelby County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis 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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gardendale: www.cityofgardendale.com/

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

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 Gardendale.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gardendale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6605, Longitude: -86.8116     [Map].

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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 Gardendale), 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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