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Highland Park, Alabama
(Colbert County)

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Highland Park ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northwest of Highland Park. Johnson Ford (TN) has a population of 65,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the east of Highland Park 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 from Highland Park and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,818   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Arnot   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cloverdale   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Littleville   [Map]   981   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   591   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,069   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Zip City   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Highland Park is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Highland Park ...

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.

Cave Spring   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Highland Park   [Map]
Florence Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Furnace Hill (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hobgood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Houston Corner   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
James   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lakeview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Manor Haven   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Milk Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mount Pleasant (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Muscle Shoals   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Valley Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodlawn Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   ENE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   ENE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   S   20 miles [32.2 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 Park.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Highland Park. 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   SSE   96 miles [154.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   111 miles [178.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   132 miles [212.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   200 miles [321.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   ENE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   51 miles [82.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   ENE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   WSW   34 miles [54.7 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
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [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
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola 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
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 Park.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7334, Longitude: -87.6709     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highland Park 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 Park), 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 Park.