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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Lake Purdy ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just northwest of Lake Purdy. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the west of Lake Purdy and has a population of 99,500 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 driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alton   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dunnavant   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gate City   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]   2,544   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,359   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,940   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Marks Village   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Meadowbrook   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Scott City   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Shoal Creek   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Shelby County ...

Lake Purdy is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lake Purdy ...

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.

Camp Horne   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Lake Purdy   [Map]
Heritage Oaks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hickory Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hidden Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Longleaf   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadow Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Riverwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Shoal Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Shoal Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Sunnymeadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tangle Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Thornhill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Timber Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Lake Purdy.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   WSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   28 miles [45.1 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 Purdy.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lake Purdy. 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   NNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   130 miles [209.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   186 miles [299.3 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   203 miles [326.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   206 miles [331.5 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   218 miles [350.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   55 miles [88.5 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   83 miles [133.6 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   105 miles [169 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ESE   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   WSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   ENE   37 miles [59.5 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        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
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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 Purdy.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Purdy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4301, Longitude: -86.6805     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake Purdy 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 Purdy), 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 Purdy.