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Introduction ...

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

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Around Lexington ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southeast of Lexington. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northwest of Lexington and has a population of 65,800 people.

For comparison, Lexington has a population of 720 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   25,393   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Decatur   [Map]   55,072   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Columbia (TN)   [Map]   37,540   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Greenfield Bend (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   11,600   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson   [Map]   276   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Arnot   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bethel   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cedar Hill   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Green Hill   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lester   [Map]   122   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,220   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Iron City (TN)   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Loretto (TN)   [Map]   1,752   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   787   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Lauderdale County ...

Lexington is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lexington ...

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.

Grassy   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Lexington   [Map]
Kingtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Liberty Grove (TN)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Palestine (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Peppertown (TN)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Posey (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rascal Town (TN)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Slabtown (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sweet Gum   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lexington ...

Looking for more information about Lexington? 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 Lexington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Lexington.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Lexington Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Lexington


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 Lexington ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SE   32 miles [51.5 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 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 Lexington.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lexington. 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
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   147 miles [236.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   191 miles [307.4 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   198 miles [318.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   NNE   88 miles [141.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SE   32 miles [51.5 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.

Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Maury Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRC)   [Map]
        Website for Maury County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive 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
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ellington Airport   (ICAO: KLUG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]
        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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Lexington.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lexington. 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 Lexington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lexington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9652, Longitude: -87.3735     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lexington 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 Lexington), 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 Lexington.