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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Hobson City.

This page contains six sections:

Around Hobson City ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gadsden. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the north of Hobson City. Gadsden has a population of 35,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Carrollton (GA). It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the east of Hobson City and has a population of 26,800 people.

For comparison, Hobson City has a population of 760 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 driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,392   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Alexander City   [Map]   14,595   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Anniston   [Map]   21,770   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,468   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,612   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Leeds   [Map]   12,031   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,956   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,180   SW   Less than 2 miles
Pell City   [Map]   13,676   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,264   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,426   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,827   W   41 miles [66 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,939   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Abel   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Alexandria   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Blue Mountain   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Blue Springs   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bynum   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Choccolocco   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cobb Town   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
De Armanville   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Eastaboga   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Elder   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Friendship   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Grant Town   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Munford   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Saks   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Weaver   [Map]   3,064   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Calhoun County ...

Hobson City is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hobson City ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Hobson City.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Hobson City. 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 Hobson City. 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, attractions 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 Hobson City ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Anniston Metro Airport (ANB/KANB)   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
Talladega Muni. (FAA ID: ASN)   [Map]   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport (FAA ID: 26A)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PLR)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   NNW   28 miles [45.1 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Hobson City.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Hobson City. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   W   51 miles [82.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   E   82 miles [132 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   NW   87 miles [140 km]
Columbus Metro Airport  (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   SE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   SSW   95 miles [152.9 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   WSW   104 miles [167.4 km]
Lovell Fld.  (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   NNE   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Anniston Metro Airport (ANB/KANB)   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
Talladega Muni. (FAA ID: ASN)   [Map]   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport (FAA ID: 26A)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PLR)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   NNW   28 miles [45.1 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
  Website for Lovell Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
  Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
  Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://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 Hobson City.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hobson City) 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 Hobson City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hobson City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hobson City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6141, Longitude: -85.8579     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hobson City 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Hobson City), 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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