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Houston Corner, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Houston Corner.

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Around Houston Corner ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Decatur. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the east of Houston Corner. Decatur has a population of 55,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Madison. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the east of Houston Corner and has a population of 48,000 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 you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   N   Less than 2 miles
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Arnot   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Littleville   [Map]   981   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   591   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,069   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Zip City   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Houston Corner 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 Houston Corner ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some 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   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Houston Corner   [Map]
Florence Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Furnace Hill (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hobgood   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
James   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lakeview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Lakeview Highlands   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Listerhill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Manor Haven   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Mount Pleasant (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Muscle Shoals   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Valley Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodlawn Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NE   Less than 2 miles
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   ESE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   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 Houston Corner.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Houston Corner. 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   94 miles [151.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   110 miles [177 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   134 miles [215.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   198 miles [318.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NE   Less than 2 miles
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   49 miles [78.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   ESE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   35 miles [56.3 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
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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houston Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7298, Longitude: -87.6342     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Houston Corner 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 Houston Corner), 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 Houston Corner.