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Highland Forest, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Highland Forest.

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Around Highland Forest ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the east of Highland Forest. 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 Highland Forest 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 Highland Forest and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   E   41 miles [66 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   E   14 miles [22.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Brighton   [Map]   2,833   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Concord   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Dolomite   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Edgewater   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Industrial City   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lipscomb   [Map]   2,133   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Maytown   [Map]   371   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
McDonald Chapel   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,171   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Minor   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mulga   [Map]   822   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,177   E   Less than 2 miles
Sylvan Springs   [Map]   1,509   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Highland Forest 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 Highland Forest ...

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.

Booker Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Highland Forest   [Map]
Bush   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Cottage Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Dolomite   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Edgewater   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Falls Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Garywood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hueytown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Industrial City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Maytown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Minor   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Vineland Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NNW   33 miles [53.1 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 Highland Forest.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Highland Forest. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   148 miles [238.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   182 miles [292.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   201 miles [323.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   208 miles [334.7 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   209 miles [336.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   80 miles [128.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   93 miles [149.7 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   97 miles [156.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   43 miles [69.2 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 ...

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About Jefferson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland Forest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4898, Longitude: -86.9947     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highland Forest 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 Highland Forest), 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 Highland Forest.