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Josephine, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Josephine ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the northwest of Josephine. Mobile has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Pensacola (FL). It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the east of Josephine and has a population of 53,800 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 drove.<2>

Community   2016
Atmore   [Map]   10,022   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   N   41 miles [66 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,908   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Daphne   [Map]   25,913   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   19,421   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Foley   [Map]   17,607   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gulf Shores   [Map]   11,689   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Orange Beach   [Map]   5,981   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Prichard   [Map]   22,185   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   5,990   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Saraland   [Map]   13,942   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   ---   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gulf Breeze (FL)   [Map]   6,466   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Milton (FL)   [Map]   9,839   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Bon Secour   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elberta   [Map]   1,679   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lillian   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Magnolia Springs   [Map]   802   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Perdido Beach   [Map]   641   NE   Less than 2 miles
Seminole   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Summerdale   [Map]   1,244   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bellview (FL)   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gulf Beach Heights (FL)   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Myrtle Grove (FL)   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Perdido Key (FL)   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sanders Beach (FL)   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Tristan Village (FL)   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Warrington (FL)   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
West Pensacola (FL)   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Baldwin County ...

Josephine is located in Baldwin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Baldwin County: Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Escambia (FL). Mobile Bay is to the west and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Josephine ...

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.

Gulf Beach (FL) (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Josephine   [Map]
Gulf Shores   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Haven Park (FL)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Joseph Cruzat Grant (FL)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Orange Beach   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Oyster Bay   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Paradise Beach (FL)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasant Grove (FL)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Seaglades (FL)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Swift   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   WSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   WNW   22 miles [35.4 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 Josephine.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Josephine. 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   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   E   60 miles [96.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   WNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   GPT   W   91 miles [146.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   WSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   WNW   22 miles [35.4 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.

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
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [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
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        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
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Baldwin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Josephine.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Josephine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3266, Longitude: -87.5311     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Josephine 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 Josephine), 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 Josephine.