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Introduction ...

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

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Around Howells ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the east of Howells. Dothan has a population of 68,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the northeast of Howells and has a population of 28,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Andalusia   [Map]   8,968   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,825   N   46 miles [74 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,586   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,750   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,580   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Crestview (FL)   [Map]   23,567   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   6,284   S   23 miles [37 km]
Destin (FL)   [Map]   13,654   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Fort Walton Beach (FL)   [Map]   21,971   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Niceville (FL)   [Map]   14,974   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Valparaiso (FL)   [Map]   5,072   SW   41 miles [66 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Babbie   [Map]   600   N   18 miles [29 km]
Beulah   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Coffee Springs   [Map]   227   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
County Line   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Florala   [Map]   1,952   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Horn Hill   [Map]   227   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kinston   [Map]   539   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Libertyville   [Map]   114   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lockhart   [Map]   514   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Onycha   [Map]   183   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Samson   [Map]   1,912   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sanford   [Map]   245   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   588   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Paxton (FL)   [Map]   774   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Svea (FL)   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Covington County ...

Howells is located in Covington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Covington County: Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Escambia, Geneva, Okaloosa (FL) & Walton (FL).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Howells ...

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.

Chapel Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Howells   [Map]
Cluster Springs (FL)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Earlytown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Flowersville (FL)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gordon (FL)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Hollys Ferry   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Horn Hill   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
New Harmony (FL)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Piney Grove   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Royals Crossroads (FL)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Sand Hill (FL)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Sellersville   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spears   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Defuniak Springs Airport   [Map]   54J   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bob Sikes Airport(ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]   CEW   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   ESE   38 miles [61.2 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 Howells.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Howells. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SW   70 miles [112.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   ENE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SSE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   N   86 miles [138.4 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   WSW   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Defuniak Springs Airport   [Map]   54J   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bob Sikes Airport(ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]   CEW   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   ESE   38 miles [61.2 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.

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
 
Florala Muni.   (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bob Sikes Airport   (ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Destin Airport   (ICAO: KDTS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middleton Fld.   (ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [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
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County 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
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee Regional 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 Howells. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Howells.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Howells. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0524, Longitude: -86.2091     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Howells 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 Howells), 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 Howells.