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Headland, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Headland ...

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

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the west of Headland and has a population of 28,000 people.

For comparison, Headland has a population of 4,700 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 from Headland and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Abbeville   [Map]   2,603   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Clayton   [Map]   2,904   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,404   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,638   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   W   18 miles [29 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,750   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,580   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marianna (FL)   [Map]   9,052   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Blakely (GA)   [Map]   4,702   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   3,664   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   2,637   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Ashford   [Map]   2,149   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Avon   [Map]   505   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Capps   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cowarts   [Map]   1,994   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Grimes   [Map]   542   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Haleburg   [Map]   101   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kinsey   [Map]   2,187   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Midland City   [Map]   2,366   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Napier Field   [Map]   344   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Newton   [Map]   1,459   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Newville   [Map]   517   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Oakey Grove   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Parish   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pinckard   [Map]   627   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Webb   [Map]   1,396   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Henry County ...

Headland is located in Henry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Henry County: Barbour, Dale, Houston, Clay (GA) & Early (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Headland ...

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.

Barber   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast of Headland   [Map]
Cottondale   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Echo   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Forest Park   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Griffin Heights   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hebron   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Kelly Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lewis   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Parish   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Peach Tree Hills   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Plains   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rock Creek Park   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shady Heights   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Silver Meadows   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Snow Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stadium Place   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Whispering Pines   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Young America   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Headland ...

Looking for more information about Headland? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Headland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Headland.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Headland Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Headland

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 Headland ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   ENE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   WSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   WNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   NNE   18 miles [29 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 Headland.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Headland. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SW   91 miles [146.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   WSW   124 miles [199.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NNE   166 miles [267.2 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
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   WSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   E   69 miles [111 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SSW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NNE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl. (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   TLH   SE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NW   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   ENE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   WNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Early Co. Airport(ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]   BIJ   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   W   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
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee 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
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
Weedon Fld.   (ICAO: KEUF)   [Map]
        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
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Headland:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Headland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3502, Longitude: -85.3522     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Headland 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 Headland), 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 Headland.