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Introduction ...

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

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Around Highland ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southeast of Highland. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the north of Highland and has a population of 85,000 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 and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   N   23 miles [37 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   N   46 miles [74 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Prattville   [Map]   35,606   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Selma   [Map]   18,983   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,540   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   N   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Billingsley   [Map]   141   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,846   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jemison   [Map]   2,616   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jones   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lawley   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Maplesville   [Map]   703   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Marbury   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mountain Creek   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pine Level   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Plantersville   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Randolph   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Stanton   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   2,052   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Verbena   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
White City   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Chilton County ...

Highland is located in Chilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chilton County: Autauga, Bibb, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore & Shelby.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Highland ...

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.

Cooper   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Highland   [Map]
Enterprise   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gap of the Mountain   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jumbo   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Maplesville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Mineral Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Mountain Creek   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mulberry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
New Convert   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pools Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Craig Fld.(ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   SEM   SSW   36 miles [57.9 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.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Highland. 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   N   53 miles [85.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   142 miles [228.5 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   159 miles [255.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   162 miles [260.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   230 miles [370.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WNW   61 miles [98.2 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ENE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   E   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Craig Fld.(ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   SEM   SSW   36 miles [57.9 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
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        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
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 

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Footnotes ...

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

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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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Highland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7932, Longitude: -86.6733     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highland 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), 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.