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The location of Jacksonville

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Jacksonville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northeast of Jacksonville. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the northwest of Jacksonville and has a population of 35,800 people.

For comparison, Jacksonville has a population of 12,700 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 and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Clay   [Map]   ---   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,940   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,823   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   26,562   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   15,201   E   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexandria   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Blue Mountain   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Blue Springs   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Booker T City   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Choccolocco   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cobb City   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
De Armanville   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Iron City   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Merrellton   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Nances Creek   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Piedmont   [Map]   4,666   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Saks   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Weaver   [Map]   3,076   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wellington   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
White Plains   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]

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

Calhoun County ...

Jacksonville is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jacksonville ...

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.

Angel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Jacksonville   [Map]
Bonny Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Cedar Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Couch   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Four Mile   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Halls Chapel   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jenkins   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
June Bug (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Maxwellborn   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mink (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Possum Trot   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Post Oak   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Prices   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rabbittown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Weaver   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jacksonville ...

Looking for more information about Jacksonville? 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 Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


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 Jacksonville ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   WSW   33 miles [53.1 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 Jacksonville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Jacksonville. 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   WSW   59 miles [95 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   77 miles [123.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SSE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSW   110 miles [177 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   WSW   33 miles [53.1 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.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 Jacksonville.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Jacksonville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jacksonville) 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 Jacksonville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jacksonville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jacksonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8083, Longitude: -85.7543     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville), 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 Jacksonville.