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Introduction ...

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

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Around Gourdsville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the southeast of Gourdsville. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the south of Gourdsville and has a population of 55,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note 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
Athens   [Map]   25,393   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Columbia (TN)   [Map]   37,540   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Greenfield Bend (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   11,600   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Shelbyville (TN)   [Map]   21,432   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson   [Map]   276   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ardmore   [Map]   1,382   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bethel   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cairo   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cedar Hill   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Elkmont   [Map]   469   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lester   [Map]   122   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   1,216   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elkton (TN)   [Map]   542   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fall River (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Green Field (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   519   NW   5 miles [8 km]

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

Limestone County ...

Gourdsville is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gourdsville ...

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.

Easter Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Gourdsville   [Map]
Good Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leggtown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lester   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Minnow Ford (TN)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Minor Hill (TN)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Prospect (TN)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Scarce Grease   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Union Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Veto   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Walnut Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 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 Gourdsville.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   33 miles [53.1 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 Gourdsville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gourdsville. 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   NNE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   S   100 miles [160.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   163 miles [262.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   178 miles [286.5 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   183 miles [294.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   33 miles [53.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   33 miles [53.1 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
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        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
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ellington Airport   (ICAO: KLUG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Maury Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRC)   [Map]
        Website for Maury County 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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelbyville Muni.   (SYI/KSYI)   [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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune 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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.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 Gourdsville.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gourdsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9895, Longitude: -87.0903     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gourdsville 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 Gourdsville), 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 Gourdsville.