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La Grange, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to La Grange.

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Around La Grange ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Decatur. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the east of where La Grange would have been located. Decatur has a population of 55,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Madison. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the east of La Grange and has a population of 48,000 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 La Grange and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,343   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,297   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Courtland   [Map]   599   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hatton   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Littleville   [Map]   981   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
North Courtland   [Map]   614   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,069   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Colbert County ...

La Grange would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near La Grange ...

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.

Cave Spring   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of La Grange   [Map]
Cottontown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Edmond   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hobgood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Houston Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hunter (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
James   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Listerhill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Poplar Creek (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Section   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Valley Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wolf Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   17 miles [27.4 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 La Grange.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from La Grange. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   112 miles [180.2 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   139 miles [223.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   192 miles [309 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   44 miles [70.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   S   26 miles [41.8 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
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        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
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama 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
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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.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 La Grange.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Grange. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6612, Longitude: -87.5603     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for La Grange 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 La Grange), 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 La Grange.