;
  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Lay Springs, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

The location of Lay Springs

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Lay Springs
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Alabama
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Lay Springs.

This page contains six sections:

Around Lay Springs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the east of Lay Springs. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the southwest of Lay Springs and has a population of 35,800 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 drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Oneonta   [Map]   6,699   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   7,159   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ballplay   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Banner   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Centre   [Map]   3,555   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coat's Bend   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   1,963   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cotnam   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Crossville   [Map]   1,841   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dawson   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Edwardsville   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,277   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Leesburg   [Map]   1,008   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Reece City   [Map]   628   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sand Rock   [Map]   555   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Whitesboro   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Etowah County ...

Lay Springs is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lay Springs ...

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.

Bath Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Lay Springs   [Map]
Dixon Shop   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Flanders   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Greenwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Kings Hill (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Leesburg   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Leonard   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maple Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Scrougeout (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Slackland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Turkeytown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   ESE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   W   23 miles [37 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NW   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 Lay Springs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lay Springs. 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   66 miles [106.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   89 miles [143.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   61 miles [98.2 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   ESE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   W   23 miles [37 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NW   28 miles [45.1 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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 Lay Springs.

- Return to Citation

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lay Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1684, Longitude: -85.8566     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lay Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Lay Springs), 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.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lay Springs.