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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Gary Springs.

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Around Gary Springs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northeast of Gary Springs. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the northwest of Gary Springs and has a population of 99,500 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 Gary Springs and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Prattville   [Map]   35,606   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Selma   [Map]   18,983   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,540   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Brent   [Map]   4,919   W   5 miles [8 km]
Brierfield   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,708   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
East Town   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Eddings   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Italian Town   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lawley   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
North Bibb   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Oakley   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Oakmulgee   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Randolph   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sawmill Town   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Scottsville   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
West Blocton   [Map]   1,263   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wilton   [Map]   682   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Bibb County ...

Gary Springs is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gary Springs ...

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.

Choctaw Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Gary Springs   [Map]
Goodson   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jamesville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Pratt Ferry (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Sixmile   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Trio   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Youngbloods Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Gary Springs.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   WSW   38 miles [61.2 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 Gary Springs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gary Springs. 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   NNE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   160 miles [257.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   172 miles [276.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   174 miles [280 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   218 miles [350.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   219 miles [352.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   61 miles [98.2 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   WSW   38 miles [61.2 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
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International 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 Gary Springs. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.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 Gary Springs.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gary Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9676, Longitude: -87.0880     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gary Springs 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 Gary Springs), 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 Gary Springs.