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Leesburg, Alabama

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The location of Leesburg

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Leesburg ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the east of Leesburg. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the southwest of Leesburg and has a population of 35,200 people.

For comparison, Leesburg has a population of 1,000 people.

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

Community   2018
Albertville   [Map]   21,568   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Anniston   [Map]   21,569   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,321   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,656   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   13,987   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,482   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,531   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   6,704   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,161   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,796   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,565   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,405   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,819   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   10,215   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   7,268   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Ballplay   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Banner   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,819   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Centre   [Map]   3,514   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coat's Bend   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   1,962   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cotnam   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dawson   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dog Town   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Edwardsville   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gaylesville   [Map]   143   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lickskillet   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sand Rock   [Map]   577   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Turkeytown   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Cherokee County ...

Leesburg is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Leesburg ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Leesburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leesburg ...

Looking for more information about Leesburg? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Leesburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Leesburg.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Leesburg. 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 Leesburg. 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Leesburg Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Leesburg

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 Leesburg ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Centre Muni. (FAA ID: C22)   [Map]   ESE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl. (FAA ID: PYP)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Isbell Fld. (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Albertville Rgnl. (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Leesburg.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Leesburg. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   SW   70 miles [112.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ESE   85 miles [136.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   WNW   64 miles [103 km]
Lovell Fld.  (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   NNE   67 miles [107.8 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   SSE   76 miles [122.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   WNW   111 miles [178.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Centre Muni. (FAA ID: C22)   [Map]   ESE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl. (FAA ID: PYP)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Isbell Fld. (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Albertville Rgnl. (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
  Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
  Website for Lovell Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Leesburg:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leesburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1838, Longitude: -85.7753     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leesburg 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Leesburg), 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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