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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Lake Joy.

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Around Lake Joy ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northwest of Lake Joy. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the northwest of Lake Joy and has a population of 85,000 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 Lake Joy and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Prattville   [Map]   35,606   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bon Air   [Map]   113   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Childersburg   [Map]   4,997   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Comerdale   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gantts Quarry   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Goodwater   [Map]   1,324   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hollins   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Kellyton   [Map]   197   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mignon   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Mount Olive   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Oak Grove   [Map]   511   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Stewartville   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sycamore   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,540   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Weogufka   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Talladega County ...

Lake Joy is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lake Joy ...

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.

Chancellors Ferry   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest of Lake Joy   [Map]
Crewsville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Five Points   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Goodwater   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hatchet Creek   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Liberty Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Papertown   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Risers   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunrise   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Unity   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Warm Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   ENE   25 miles [40.2 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 Lake Joy.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lake Joy. 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   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   108 miles [173.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   182 miles [292.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   191 miles [307.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   57 miles [91.7 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   81 miles [130.4 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ESE   84 miles [135.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   ENE   25 miles [40.2 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lake Joy. 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 Lake Joy.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Joy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1182, Longitude: -86.2091     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake Joy 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 Lake Joy), 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 Lake Joy.