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Introduction ...

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

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Around Grimes ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It lies just southeast of Grimes. Dothan has a population of 68,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Grimes and has a population of 28,000 people.

For comparison, Grimes has a population of 540 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 and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Clayton   [Map]   2,904   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,404   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,638   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,741   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,586   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,750   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,580   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Marianna (FL)   [Map]   9,052   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Blakely (GA)   [Map]   4,702   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   3,664   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashford   [Map]   2,149   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Avon   [Map]   505   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cowarts   [Map]   1,994   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kinsey   [Map]   2,187   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Malvern   [Map]   1,437   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Midland City   [Map]   2,366   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Napier Field   [Map]   344   N   Less than 2 miles
Newton   [Map]   1,459   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Newville   [Map]   517   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Parish   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Parker Village   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pinckard   [Map]   627   W   5 miles [8 km]
Rehobeth   [Map]   1,482   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Taylor   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Webb   [Map]   1,396   E   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Dale County ...

Grimes is located in Dale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dale County: Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry, Houston & Pike.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grimes ...

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.

Chickasaw Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Grimes   [Map]
Clark Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Cottondale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Acres   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Griffin Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Headland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jones Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Kelly Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Lewis   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Parish   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Peach Tree Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Peterman   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Rock Creek Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Shady Heights   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Silver Meadows   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Stadium Place   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Whispering Pines   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Young America   -   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 Grimes.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   N   Less than 2 miles
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   ENE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   W   26 miles [41.8 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 Grimes.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Grimes. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SW   85 miles [136.8 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   WSW   117 miles [188.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NNE   171 miles [275.2 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   173 miles [278.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   N   Less than 2 miles
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   ENE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   S   76 miles [122.3 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NW   88 miles [141.6 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NNE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl. (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   TLH   SE   90 miles [144.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   ENE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   SSW   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.

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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Early Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marianna Muni.   (ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]
        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
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Dale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Grimes. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grimes) 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 Grimes. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grimes

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grimes. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2999, Longitude: -85.4503     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grimes 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 Grimes), 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 Grimes.