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Introduction ...

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

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Around Lakewood ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Chattanooga (TN). It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northeast of Lakewood. Chattanooga (TN) has a population of 178,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Rome (GA). It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the southeast of Lakewood and has a population of 36,400 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 starting from Lakewood and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   W   23 miles [37 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,445   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Dalton (GA)   [Map]   34,077   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,839   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Collegedale (TN)   [Map]   11,437   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   21,302   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   11,813   NE   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alpine   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bootsville   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dog Town   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Douglas   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hammondville   [Map]   485   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Henagar   [Map]   2,339   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ider   [Map]   711   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lickskillet   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mentone   [Map]   366   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pine Ridge   [Map]   282   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rainsville   [Map]   5,015   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sylvania   [Map]   1,850   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Valley Head   [Map]   550   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Menlo (GA)   [Map]   468   E   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

DeKalb County ...

Lakewood is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lakewood ...

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.

Alpine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Lakewood   [Map]
Blake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Council Bluff   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Fisher Crossroads   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
High Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mays Gulf (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
New Home   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Pumpkin Center   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Snake Creek (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stamp   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Valley Head   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   WSW   35 miles [56.3 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 Lakewood.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lakewood. 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   SW   90 miles [144.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   93 miles [149.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   124 miles [199.6 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   130 miles [209.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   W   63 miles [101.4 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   S   97 miles [156.1 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   111 miles [178.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   WSW   35 miles [56.3 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
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dalton Muni.   (DNN/KDNN)   [Map]
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International 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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.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 Lakewood.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lakewood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5151, Longitude: -85.6697     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lakewood 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 Lakewood), 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 Lakewood.