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Introduction ...

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

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Around Keel ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the northwest of where Keel would have been located. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the west of Keel and has a population of 55,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   S   18 miles [29 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   S   23 miles [37 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   S   41 miles [66 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   7,051   N   46 miles [74 km]
Winchester (TN)   [Map]   8,562   N   47 miles [75.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Big Cove   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Columbus City   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Friendship   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Grant   [Map]   907   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Gurley   [Map]   786   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Langston   [Map]   264   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mill Village   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
New Hope   [Map]   2,803   W   5 miles [8 km]
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   1,852   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Paint Rock   [Map]   205   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Scant City   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Union Grove   [Map]   79   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Woodville   [Map]   730   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Wyeth City   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Marshall County ...

Keel would have been located within present day Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Keel ...

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.

Bucksnort   -   Less than 2 miles to the South of Keel   [Map]
Cottonville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Creek Ford   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Cushion   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fishtrap Ford   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Fort Deposit (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Glen Haven   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Grant   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hebron   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Holiday Shores   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Honeycomb Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Maple Ford   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Poplar Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rocky Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Stapler Ford   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SSE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   NNW   18 miles [29 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   WSW   35 miles [56.3 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 Keel.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Keel. 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   SSW   70 miles [112.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   112 miles [180.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   123 miles [197.9 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   158 miles [254.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   211 miles [339.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   75 miles [120.7 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   109 miles [175.4 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   116 miles [186.7 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   NNW   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SSE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   NNW   18 miles [29 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   WSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   W   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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        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
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal 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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International 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
 
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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5168, Longitude: -86.3078     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Keel 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 Keel), 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 Keel.