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The location of Hollywood

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Hollywood ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just north of Hollywood. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the west of Hollywood and has a population of 99,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Hollywood and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   Less than 2 miles
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   N   Less than 2 miles
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gate City   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hooper City   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lake Purdy   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Marks Village   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Mason City   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Meadowbrook   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Pratt City   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shannon   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Vulcan City   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Hollywood 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 Hollywood ...

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.

Cherokee Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Hollywood   [Map]
Chimney Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Coventry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Crest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Crossgate   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
English Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Five Points South   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Forest Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Glen Iris   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Grove Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Hidden Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Homewood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Imperial Forest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ivy Glenn   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lakeview Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Longleaf   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mason City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Mountain Brook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Panorama   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rocky Bridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Rocky Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rosedale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Shades Cliff   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tangle Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Thornhill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Timber Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Twin Bridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   31 miles [49.9 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 Hollywood.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Hollywood. 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   NNE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   135 miles [217.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   183 miles [294.5 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   206 miles [331.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   208 miles [334.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   212 miles [341.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   80 miles [128.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
 
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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hollywood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4729, Longitude: -86.7830     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hollywood 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 Hollywood), 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 Hollywood.