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Introduction ...

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

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Around Heath ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Enterprise. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the east of Heath. Enterprise has a population of 28,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Crestview (FL). It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the south of Heath and has a population of 23,600 people.

For comparison, Heath has a population of 260 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Andalusia   [Map]   8,968   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Brewton   [Map]   5,432   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
East Brewton   [Map]   2,415   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   E   23 miles [37 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,693   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,781   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,638   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Level Plains   [Map]   2,006   E   41 miles [66 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,825   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,586   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   6,284   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Babbie   [Map]   600   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Beulah   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Brantley   [Map]   801   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Brooklyn   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Carolina   [Map]   296   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
County Line   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dozier   [Map]   331   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gantt   [Map]   221   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Horn Hill   [Map]   227   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Libertyville   [Map]   114   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Merrill Mill   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Onycha   [Map]   183   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Red Level   [Map]   485   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
River Falls   [Map]   523   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sanford   [Map]   245   SE   5 miles [8 km]

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

Covington County ...

Heath is located in Covington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Covington County: Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Escambia, Geneva, Okaloosa (FL) & Walton (FL).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Heath ...

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.

Boston   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Heath   [Map]
Cedar Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Clearview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Coldwater   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dunns   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Harmony   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Libertyville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Level   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Rose Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Searight   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Heath.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
MacCrenshaw Meml.(ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]   PRN   NNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Middleton Fld.(ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   GZH   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bob Sikes Airport(ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]   CEW   S   40 miles [64.4 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 Heath.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Heath. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   60 miles [96.6 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SW   74 miles [119.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   E   60 miles [96.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   N   65 miles [104.6 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SSE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   WSW   107 miles [172.2 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   WSW   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
MacCrenshaw Meml.(ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]   PRN   NNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Middleton Fld.(ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   GZH   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bob Sikes Airport(ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]   CEW   S   40 miles [64.4 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
 
South Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Florala Muni.   (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middleton Fld.   (ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bob Sikes Airport   (ICAO: KCEW)   [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
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [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
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        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
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Covington County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Heath.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Heath. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Heath

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Heath. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3578, Longitude: -86.4672     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Heath 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 Heath), 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 Heath.