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Jordan, Alabama
(Washington County)

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Jordan ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Prichard. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the south of Jordan. Prichard has a population of 22,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saraland. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the south of Jordan and has a population of 13,900 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 Jordan and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Butler   [Map]   1,773   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chatom   [Map]   1,231   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Citronelle   [Map]   3,885   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Creola   [Map]   1,961   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Frisco City   [Map]   1,212   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,907   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   1,510   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   S   46 miles [74 km]
Semmes   [Map]   4,155   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   3,043   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Quitman (MS)   [Map]   2,189   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Richton (MS)   [Map]   1,062   W   41 miles [66 km]
Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   4,944   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Barlow   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bassetts Creek   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bigbee   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bladon Springs   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cullomburg   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Frankville   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fruitdale   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hobson   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Millry   [Map]   522   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Saint Stephen's   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Salitpa   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tibbie   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Wagarville   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Yellow Pine   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
State Line (MS)   [Map]   551   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Washington County ...

Jordan is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, Greene (MS) & Wayne (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jordan ...

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.

Ballfield Landing   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast of Jordan   [Map]
Carpenter   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Frankville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Healing Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Oil Well Landing   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rescueville   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Seaboard   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Silver Cross   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Uniform   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Yellow Pine   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Waynesboro Muni.   [Map]   2R0   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   ENE   31 miles [49.9 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 Jordan.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Jordan. 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   SE   94 miles [151.3 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   123 miles [197.9 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   166 miles [267.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   S   56 miles [90.1 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   WSW   61 miles [98.2 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   S   61 miles [98.2 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   W   64 miles [103 km]
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   GPT   SSW   90 miles [144.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Waynesboro Muni.   [Map]   2R0   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   ENE   31 miles [49.9 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.

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
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
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis 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
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        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
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        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
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Washington County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.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 Jordan.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jordan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5049, Longitude: -88.2472     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jordan 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 Jordan), 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 Jordan.