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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Griffins ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Meridian (MS). It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the west of where Griffins would have been located. Meridian (MS) has a population of 39,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Demopolis. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the northeast of Griffins and has a population of 7,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Butler   [Map]   1,773   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,919   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,749   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,365   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,988   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,454   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,432   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Moundville   [Map]   2,436   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,388   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
York   [Map]   2,373   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   1,045   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Marion (MS)   [Map]   1,555   W   41 miles [66 km]
Quitman (MS)   [Map]   2,189   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arrington   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bellamy   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Choctaw City   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dayton   [Map]   49   E   18 miles [29 km]
Half Acre   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Intercourse   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jachin   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Moore Town   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Myrtlewood   [Map]   122   S   5 miles [8 km]
Nanafalia   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pelham   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pennington   [Map]   207   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pin Hook   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Providence   [Map]   210   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sweet Water   [Map]   242   S   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Marengo County ...

Griffins would have been located within present day Marengo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marengo County: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Sumter & Wilcox.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Griffins ...

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.

Blue Lock (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Griffins   [Map]
Campground   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Deans Landing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Edna   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Half Acre   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Hill Top   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Moscow   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Moscow Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Persimmon Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Pin Hook   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Salt Well   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Griffins.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   SE   32 miles [51.5 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 Griffins.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Griffins. 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   NE   110 miles [177 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSE   136 miles [218.9 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   152 miles [244.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NNW   220 miles [354.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   223 miles [358.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   64 miles [103 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   E   91 miles [146.5 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   SW   100 miles [160.9 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   SW   105 miles [169 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   S   114 miles [183.5 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   S   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   SE   32 miles [51.5 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
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [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
 
Key Fld.   (MEI/KMEI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [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
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Griffins.

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Griffins. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3318, Longitude: -87.9561     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Griffins 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 Griffins), 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 Griffins.