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Jackson, Alabama
(Clarke County)

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Jackson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Saraland. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the south of Jackson. Saraland has a population of 13,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Atmore. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the southeast of Jackson and has a population of 10,000 people.

For comparison, Jackson has a population of 4,900 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 Jackson and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Butler   [Map]   1,773   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,919   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Chatom   [Map]   1,231   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Citronelle   [Map]   3,885   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Creola   [Map]   1,961   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Frisco City   [Map]   1,212   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   6,072   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   1,510   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pine Hill   [Map]   912   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   921   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   4,944   W   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Alma   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bassetts Creek   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bigbee   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Carlton   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gainestown   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hobson   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Leroy   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Rockville   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Saint Stephen's   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Salitpa   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Stave Creek   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sunflower   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wagarville   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Walker Springs   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
Whatley   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Clarke County ...

Jackson is located in Clarke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Wilcox.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jackson ...

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.

Ballfield Landing   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest of Jackson   [Map]
Carson   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Choctaw Bluff   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
German Ford   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Holders Ferry   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Leroy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Manila   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Mays Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Oil Well Landing   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Rockville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunflower   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Toddtown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Union   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jackson ...

Looking for more information about Jackson? 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 Jackson, 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 Jackson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

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 Jackson ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   NNE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   E   32 miles [51.5 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 Jackson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Jackson. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   108 miles [173.8 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   155 miles [249.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   SSW   61 miles [98.2 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   S   63 miles [101.4 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   WSW   82 miles [132 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   W   85 miles [136.8 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   ENE   102 miles [164.2 km]
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   GPT   SW   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   NNE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   E   32 miles [51.5 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.

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
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Clarke County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jackson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jackson.

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jackson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5325, Longitude: -87.8901     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jackson 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 Jackson), 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 Jackson.