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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Howtons Ferry.

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Around Howtons Ferry ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the east of Howtons Ferry. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the southwest of Howtons Ferry and has a population of 99,500 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 Howtons Ferry and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   E   41 miles [66 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   E   31 miles [49.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abernant   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Adger   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Barney   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bull City   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Concord   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Goodsprings   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kellerman   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lake View   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
North Johns   [Map]   141   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oak Grove   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Reeds Ferry   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rock Creek   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sylvan Springs   [Map]   1,509   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Twilley Town   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
West Jefferson   [Map]   331   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Howtons Ferry 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 Howtons Ferry ...

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.

Bull City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Howtons Ferry   [Map]
Driftwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Glaze Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Shoal   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Providence   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Snow Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Three Forks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Toadvine   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Vines Mill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSE   39 miles [62.8 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   W   42 miles [67.6 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 Howtons Ferry.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Howtons Ferry. 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   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   164 miles [263.9 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   185 miles [297.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   187 miles [300.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   207 miles [333.1 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   211 miles [339.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   89 miles [143.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   96 miles [154.5 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSE   39 miles [62.8 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   N   45 miles [72.4 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
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County 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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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 Howtons Ferry. 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 Howtons Ferry.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Howtons Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4832, Longitude: -87.2847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Howtons Ferry 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 Howtons Ferry), 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 Howtons Ferry.