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Introduction ...

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

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Around Irondale ...

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

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the southwest of Irondale and has a population of 85,000 people.

For comparison, Irondale has a population of 12,400 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 Irondale and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   E   46 miles [74 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alton   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Cahaba Landing   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Cahaba Village   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gate City   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lake Purdy   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,940   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lola City   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Marks Village   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Scott City   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Shoal Creek   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Tarrant   [Map]   6,268   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Zion City   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Irondale 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 Irondale ...

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.

Battleground   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Irondale   [Map]
Cherokee Bend   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Five Points East   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Holiday Gardens   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hunters Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Liberty Highlands   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Marks Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Moore Corner   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountain Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Rock Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Rose Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Saddlebrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Irondale ...

Looking for more information about Irondale? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Irondale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Irondale.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Irondale Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Irondale


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 Irondale ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   WNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   E   36 miles [57.9 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 Irondale.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Irondale. 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   WNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   129 miles [207.6 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   178 miles [286.5 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   210 miles [338 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   213 miles [342.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   215 miles [346 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   218 miles [350.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   58 miles [93.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   76 miles [122.3 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   80 miles [128.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   86 miles [138.4 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   20 miles [32.2 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   E   36 miles [57.9 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery 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
 
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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Irondale: www.cityofirondale.org/

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 Irondale.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Irondale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Irondale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Irondale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5338, Longitude: -86.6770     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Irondale 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 Irondale), 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 Irondale.