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Introduction ...

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

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Around Gladstone ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the south of Gladstone. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the southwest of Gladstone and has a population of 55,100 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 starting from Gladstone and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   W   18 miles [29 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   11,600   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Shelbyville (TN)   [Map]   21,432   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   19,273   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Winchester (TN)   [Map]   8,562   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Capshaw   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Caro   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Country Village   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Greenwycke Village   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Harvest   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hazel Green   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
Lincoln   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mercury   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Meridianville   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Moore's Mill   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
New Market   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Normal   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rideout Village   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ryland   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Toney   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]

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

Madison County ...

Gladstone is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gladstone ...

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.

Cedar Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Gladstone   [Map]
Cherokee Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cherry Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Five Points   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Harvest   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Hazel Green   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hoover   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Jeff   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Meadow Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meridianville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Ready Crossing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stag Run   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Valley Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   NNE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NW   30 miles [48.3 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 Gladstone.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gladstone. 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
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   86 miles [138.4 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   S   90 miles [144.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   55 miles [88.5 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   E   82 miles [132 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   N   91 miles [146.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   NNE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NW   30 miles [48.3 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.

Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Muni.   (ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tullahoma Rgnl.   (THA/KTHA)   [Map]
        Website for Tullahoma Regional 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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ellington Airport   (ICAO: KLUG)   [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
 
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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Alabama

About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.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 Gladstone.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gladstone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8726, Longitude: -86.6431     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gladstone 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 Gladstone), 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 Gladstone.