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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Holiday Shores.

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Around Holiday Shores ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the northwest of Holiday Shores. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the west of Holiday Shores 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 Holiday Shores and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Oneonta   [Map]   6,699   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   7,051   N   50 miles [80.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Columbus City   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Friendship   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Grant   [Map]   907   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gregory   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Langston   [Map]   264   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mill Village   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Morgan City   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
New Hope   [Map]   2,803   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   1,852   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rabbit Town   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Scant City   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Union Grove   [Map]   79   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Woodville   [Map]   730   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wyeth City   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Marshall County ...

Holiday Shores is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Holiday Shores ...

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.

Bucksnort   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Holiday Shores   [Map]
Claysville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cottonville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Cushion   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ferns Quarter (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Fort Deposit (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Hebron   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Henryville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Honey Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Honeycomb Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Keel (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Playground Shores   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Holiday Shores.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SSE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   NNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   WSW   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 Holiday Shores.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Holiday Shores. 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   SSW   65 miles [104.6 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   117 miles [188.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   121 miles [194.7 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   161 miles [259.1 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   211 miles [339.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   76 miles [122.3 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   106 miles [170.6 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SSE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   NNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   WSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   E   33 miles [53.1 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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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 Holiday Shores.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holiday Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4459, Longitude: -86.3172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Holiday Shores 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 Holiday Shores), 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 Holiday Shores.