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Introduction ...

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

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Around Lacon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the northeast of Lacon. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the north of Lacon and has a population of 55,100 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
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   E   23 miles [37 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Clay   [Map]   ---   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fultondale   [Map]   9,084   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   S   46 miles [74 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   W   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Danville   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
East Point   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Eva   [Map]   508   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fairview   [Map]   458   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Falkville   [Map]   1,260   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Flint City   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Good Hope   [Map]   2,288   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Logan   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Oakville   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,297   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Somerville   [Map]   712   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
South Vinemont   [Map]   758   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Vinemont   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
West Point   [Map]   596   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Morgan County ...

Lacon is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lacon ...

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.

Battleground   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Lacon   [Map]
Cedar Plains   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Centerville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Dyers Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Leesdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Longview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Providence   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tanner Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Union Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   NNW   5 miles [8 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   SSE   5 miles [8 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   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 Lacon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lacon. 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   S   53 miles [85.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   124 miles [199.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   149 miles [239.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   181 miles [291.3 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   193 miles [310.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSW   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   NNW   5 miles [8 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   SSE   5 miles [8 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   N   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.

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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive 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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

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 Lacon.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lacon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lacon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lacon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3357, Longitude: -86.9021     [Map].

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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 Lacon), 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 Lacon.