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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Hales Ferry.

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Around Hales Ferry ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the west of Hales Ferry. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Chattanooga (TN). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northeast of Hales Ferry and has a population of 178,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   W   5 miles [8 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,839   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   21,302   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   11,813   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   8,573   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Winchester (TN)   [Map]   8,562   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Dutton   [Map]   308   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fackler   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fyffe   [Map]   1,017   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Henagar   [Map]   2,339   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hollywood   [Map]   970   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Langston   [Map]   264   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pisgah   [Map]   707   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pleasant Groves   [Map]   411   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Powell   [Map]   954   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rainsville   [Map]   5,015   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rock City   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Section   [Map]   754   S   5 miles [8 km]
Shiloh   [Map]   274   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Skyline   [Map]   833   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sylvania   [Map]   1,850   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Jackson County ...

Hales Ferry is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hales Ferry ...

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.

Ferncliff (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Hales Ferry   [Map]
Georgetown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gray (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hodge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Index (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Lakeview Shores   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Roseberry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Section   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Section Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sublett Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NNE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   WNW   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 Hales Ferry.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Hales Ferry. 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   88 miles [141.6 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   108 miles [173.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   112 miles [180.2 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   136 miles [218.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   W   46 miles [74 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NNE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   WNW   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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Muni.   (ICAO: KBGF)   [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
 
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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hales Ferry.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hales Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6606, Longitude: -85.9575     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hales Ferry 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 Hales Ferry), 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 Hales Ferry.