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Introduction ...

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

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Around Heathrow ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northwest of Heathrow. Johnson Ford (TN) has a population of 65,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the southeast of Heathrow and has a population of 55,100 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 Heathrow and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   SE   Less than 2 miles
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   S   23 miles [37 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,818   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Swift (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   W   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arnot   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cloverdale   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Green Hill   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   591   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Zip City   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Iron City (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Lauderdale County ...

Heathrow is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Heathrow ...

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.

Cypress Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Heathrow   [Map]
Cypress Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Cypress Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Florence   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lovelace Crossroads   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Mansion View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mars Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Petersville   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Stoney Point (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Terrace View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Three Forks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Twin Brooks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Twin Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SSE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SSE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   S   27 miles [43.5 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 Heathrow.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Heathrow. 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   SSE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   105 miles [169 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   130 miles [209.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   204 miles [328.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SSE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   53 miles [85.3 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   NNE   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SSE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport(ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]   SNH   NW   37 miles [59.5 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.

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
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [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
 
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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Heathrow. 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 Heathrow.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Heathrow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8462, Longitude: -87.6914     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Heathrow 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 Heathrow), 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 Heathrow.