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The location of Knoxville

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Knoxville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the northeast of Knoxville. Tuscaloosa has a population of 99,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Northport. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the northeast of Knoxville and has a population of 25,000 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 from Knoxville and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Aliceville   [Map]   2,357   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Brent   [Map]   4,919   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,708   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Demopolis   [Map]   7,019   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,749   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fayette   [Map]   4,432   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,365   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Lake View   [Map]   ---   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,454   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,432   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Moundville   [Map]   2,436   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,388   SE   41 miles [66 km]
York   [Map]   2,373   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Columbus (MS)   [Map]   24,561   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Macon (MS)   [Map]   2,614   W   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Akron   [Map]   334   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Boligee   [Map]   306   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Buhl   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Clinton   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Coker   [Map]   985   N   18 miles [29 km]
Duncanville   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Elrod   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Foster's   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ingleside Village   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Oak Village   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ralph   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sahama Village   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Sawyerville   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Union   [Map]   221   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
West Greene   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Greene County ...

Knoxville is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Knoxville ...

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.

Chiles Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Knoxville   [Map]
Cypress   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Guinea   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Jena   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Kings Ferry   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Moundville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Mountainbrook   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Powers   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Ralph   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Union   -   6 miles [9.7 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 Knoxville.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   SSW   37 miles [59.5 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 Knoxville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Knoxville. 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   ENE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   177 miles [284.9 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   188 miles [302.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   188 miles [302.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   199 miles [320.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   225 miles [362.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   ESE   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   E   40 miles [64.4 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.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        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
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Knoxville.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Knoxville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9923, Longitude: -87.7906     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Knoxville 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 Knoxville), 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 Knoxville.