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Gosa, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Gosa ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the northeast of Gosa. Tuscaloosa has a population of 99,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Northport. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the northeast of Gosa and has a population of 25,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gosa and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Aliceville   [Map]   2,357   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Brent   [Map]   4,919   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Brookwood   [Map]   1,827   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,708   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Demopolis   [Map]   7,019   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,749   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Gordo   [Map]   1,672   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,365   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,988   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,454   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,432   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Moundville   [Map]   2,436   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,388   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
York   [Map]   2,373   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Macon (MS)   [Map]   2,614   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Akron   [Map]   334   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Arcola   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Boligee   [Map]   306   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Clinton   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Epes   [Map]   181   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Forkland   [Map]   597   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Foster's   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gainesville   [Map]   195   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Knoxville   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Moore Town   [Map]   ---   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Oak Village   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ralph   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sawyerville   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Union   [Map]   221   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
West Greene   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Greene County ...

Gosa is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gosa ...

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.

Braggville   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest of Gosa   [Map]
Chiles Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cypress   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Five Points   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Forkland   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Fowler   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Guinea   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Harper Hill   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Havana   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Jennings Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lizzieville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Powers   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ralph   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Rocky Ford   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Thornhill   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Union   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   S   Less than 2 miles
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   29 miles [46.7 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 Gosa.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gosa. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSE   168 miles [270.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   181 miles [291.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   194 miles [312.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   205 miles [329.9 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   236 miles [379.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   ESE   93 miles [149.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   S   Less than 2 miles
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   NW   26 miles [41.8 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [Map]
        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
Golden Triangle Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGTR)   [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
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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gosa. 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 Gosa.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gosa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8462, Longitude: -87.8617     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gosa 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 Gosa), 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 Gosa.