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Introduction ...

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

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Around Larkwood ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the southwest of Larkwood. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the south of Larkwood and has a population of 85,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   S   23 miles [37 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   S   14 miles [22.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alton   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Breakstone Village   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cahaba Village   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Chalkville   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Clay   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Crosston   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Fultondale   [Map]   9,084   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gate City   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Grayson Valley   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
New Castle   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Palmerdale   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pinson   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Tarrant   [Map]   6,268   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Zion City   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Larkwood is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Larkwood ...

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.

Airport Highlands   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Larkwood   [Map]
Arrowhead   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Center Point   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Chalkville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Clay   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dale (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Danville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eagle Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Echo Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Gardendale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Kingsway Terrace   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Liberty Highlands   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Plain View   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Queenstown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spring Garden   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sun Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Trotwood Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Zion City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   WNW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   40 miles [64.4 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 Larkwood.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Larkwood. 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   SSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   130 miles [209.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   170 miles [273.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   210 miles [338 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   213 miles [342.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   219 miles [352.4 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   221 miles [355.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   60 miles [96.6 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   68 miles [109.4 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   91 miles [146.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   WNW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   41 miles [66 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional 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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [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
 
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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Larkwood.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Larkwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6537, Longitude: -86.6964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Larkwood 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 Larkwood), 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 Larkwood.