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Introduction ...

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

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Around Halcyon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It lies just west of Halcyon. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Auburn. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the northeast of Halcyon and has a population of 63,100 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   N   41 miles [66 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,846   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Dadeville   [Map]   3,128   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,781   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Opelika   [Map]   29,869   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   8,777   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Prattville   [Map]   35,606   W   18 miles [29 km]
Selma   [Map]   18,983   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Tallassee   [Map]   4,759   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,722   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Union Springs   [Map]   3,749   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   ---   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,219   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Blue Ridge   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Calebee   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cecil   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coosada   [Map]   1,244   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Elmore   [Map]   1,307   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gibbs Village   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Highland Village   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hope Hull   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mount Meigs   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Shorter   [Map]   427   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sunshine Village   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Waugh   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Young Forte Village   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Montgomery County ...

Halcyon is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Halcyon ...

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 Northeast of Halcyon   [Map]
Cooks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Executive Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Foxchase   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Foxwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Foxwood Trace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Georgetown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Green Acres   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lakeview Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Landmarks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Merry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Perry's Mill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Regency Forest   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Regency Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rosemary   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunshine Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Timbers   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Young Place   -   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 Halcyon.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   18 miles [29 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   WNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   WNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Franklin Fld.   [Map]   07A   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Moton Fld. Muni.   [Map]   06A   ENE   29 miles [46.7 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 Halcyon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Halcyon. 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   NNW   89 miles [143.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   131 miles [210.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NE   134 miles [215.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   143 miles [230.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   NE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   E   72 miles [115.9 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   SSE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NW   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   18 miles [29 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   WNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   WNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Franklin Fld.   [Map]   07A   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Moton Fld. Muni.   [Map]   06A   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Troy Muni.(ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]   TOI   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   SW   36 miles [57.9 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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [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
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Auburn - Opelika Airport   (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]
        Website for Auburn - Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery 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
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Alabama

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About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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 Halcyon.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Halcyon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3585, Longitude: -86.1736     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Halcyon 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 Halcyon), 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 Halcyon.