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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to German Crossing.

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Around German Crossing ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Decatur. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northeast of German Crossing. Decatur has a population of 55,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Cullman. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the east of German Crossing and has a population of 15,500 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 and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Adamsville   [Map]   4,360   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Fayette   [Map]   4,432   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hanceville   [Map]   3,288   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,343   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,297   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   N   46 miles [74 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,066   W   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashridge   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bazemore   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boar Tush   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Brilliant   [Map]   879   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Carbon Hill   [Map]   1,964   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Delmar   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Double Springs   [Map]   1,051   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Eldridge   [Map]   127   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Farriss   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Kansas   [Map]   219   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lynn   [Map]   638   E   Less than 2 miles
Natural Bridge   [Map]   36   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Nauvoo   [Map]   211   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rock City   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Slicklizzard   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Winston County ...

German Crossing is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near German Crossing ...

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.

Boar Tush   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North of German Crossing   [Map]
Dogtown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Flatwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gold Mine   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Kansas   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Lynn   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Natural Bridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Piney Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Poplar Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Prospect   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rock City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Slicklizzard   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spain Ford   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Texas   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Thornhill   -   9 miles [14.5 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 German Crossing.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   ENE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   WSW   34 miles [54.7 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 German Crossing.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from German Crossing. 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   SE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   151 miles [243 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   153 miles [246.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   182 miles [292.9 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   235 miles [378.2 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   248 miles [399.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   S   57 miles [91.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NE   60 miles [96.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   ENE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   WSW   34 miles [54.7 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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for German Crossing. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 German Crossing.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in German Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0526, Longitude: -87.5659     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for German Crossing 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 German Crossing), 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 German Crossing.