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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Grayson Valley.

This page contains six sections:

Around Grayson Valley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the southwest of Grayson Valley. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the southwest of Grayson Valley and has a population of 85,000 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 Grayson Valley and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Acmar   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Alton   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Ayres   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Breakstone Village   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cahaba Village   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Chalkville   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
Clay   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Crosston   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lola City   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
New Castle   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Palmerdale   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pinson   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Scott City   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Village Springs   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Zion City   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Grayson Valley is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grayson Valley ...

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.

Arrowhead   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Grayson Valley   [Map]
Center Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Chalkville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Clay   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cotton Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Dale (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Eagle Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Echo Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Larkwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Queenstown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Roper   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Saddlewood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sun Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SSE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   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 Grayson Valley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Grayson Valley. 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   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   127 miles [204.4 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   171 miles [275.2 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   211 miles [339.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   213 miles [342.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   218 miles [350.8 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   221 miles [355.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   63 miles [101.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   68 miles [109.4 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   93 miles [149.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SSE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   NE   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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        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
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
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 ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 Grayson Valley.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grayson Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grayson Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grayson Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6482, Longitude: -86.6394     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grayson Valley 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 Grayson Valley), 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 Grayson Valley.