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Introduction ...

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

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Around Gurley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the southwest of Gurley. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the south of Gurley and has a population of 85,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   S   23 miles [37 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ayres   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Chalkville   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clay   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
County Line   [Map]   260   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Crosston   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dallas   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Locust Fork   [Map]   1,192   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Majestic   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Masseyline   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Palmerdale   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pinson   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Remlap   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Selfville   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Trafford   [Map]   627   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Village Springs   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles

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

Blount County ...

Gurley is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gurley ...

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.

Cedar Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Gurley   [Map]
Clay   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Columbus   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
County Line   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Eagle Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Inland Junction   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kiowa   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pine Mountain   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Self Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Selfville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sueann   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Thermal (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Village Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   ENE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NNW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   ESE   36 miles [57.9 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 Gurley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gurley. 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   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   127 miles [204.4 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   162 miles [260.7 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   205 miles [329.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   209 miles [336.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   59 miles [95 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   67 miles [107.8 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   86 miles [138.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   ENE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NNW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   ESE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NNE   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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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 Gurley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.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 Gurley.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gurley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7765, Longitude: -86.6378     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gurley 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 Gurley), 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 Gurley.