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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Harlem Heights.

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Around Harlem Heights ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the northeast of Harlem Heights. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the southwest of Harlem Heights and has a population of 99,500 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 starting from Harlem Heights and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Brighton   [Map]   2,833   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Concord   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Dolomite   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
Edgewater   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Industrial City   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Lipscomb   [Map]   2,133   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
McDonald Chapel   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,171   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Minor   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
New Village   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,177   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Rock Creek   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Harlem Heights is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harlem Heights ...

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.

Bush   -   Less than 2 miles to the South of Harlem Heights   [Map]
Cottage Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Crescent Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Dolomite   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Edgewater   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Falls Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Garywood   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Gordon Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Acres   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Hillman   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Hillman Gardens   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Hillman Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Hueytown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Industrial City   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Pauls Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Skyview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Vineland Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   22 miles [35.4 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 Harlem Heights.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Harlem Heights. 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   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   147 miles [236.6 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   184 miles [296.1 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   202 miles [325.1 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   206 miles [331.5 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   207 miles [333.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   82 miles [132 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   87 miles [140 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   95 miles [152.9 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NNW   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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 Harlem Heights.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harlem Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4604, Longitude: -86.9805     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harlem Heights 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 Harlem Heights), 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 Harlem Heights.