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The location of Lightwood









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Lightwood ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Lightwood. Montgomery has a population of 198,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Prattville. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the south of Lightwood and has a population of 35,700 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 from Lightwood and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   33,340   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Alexander City   [Map]   14,467   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Calera   [Map]   14,380   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Childersburg   [Map]   4,880   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,756   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,529   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,463   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Montevallo   [Map]   6,674   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,744   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   9,803   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Selma   [Map]   17,886   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,186   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,413   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,278   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
Billingsley   [Map]   141   W   18 miles [29 km]
Booth   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Coosada   [Map]   1,301   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Deatsville   [Map]   1,179   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elmore   [Map]   1,441   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Equality   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hissop   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Holtville   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Marbury   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mountain Creek   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Pine Level   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rockford   [Map]   446   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Titus   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Verbena   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
White City   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Elmore County ...

Lightwood is located in Elmore County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Elmore County: Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Macon, Montgomery & Tallapoosa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lightwood ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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


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 Lightwood ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Wetumpka Muni. (FAA ID: 08A)   [Map]   SSE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld. (FAA ID: 02A)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld. (FAA ID: 1A9)   [Map]   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld. (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sylacauga Muni. (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   N   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Lightwood.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lightwood. 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]   NNW   62 miles [99.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ENE   130 miles [209.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   S   154 miles [247.8 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   SSW   161 miles [259.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   ENE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   WNW   79 miles [127.1 km]
Columbus Metro Airport  (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   E   85 miles [136.8 km]
Dothan Rgnl.  (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   SSE   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Wetumpka Muni. (FAA ID: 08A)   [Map]   SSE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld. (FAA ID: 02A)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld. (FAA ID: 1A9)   [Map]   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld. (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sylacauga Muni. (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ESE   33 miles [53.1 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
  Website for Dothan Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
  Website for Shelby County 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
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
  Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://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 Lightwood.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lightwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7118, Longitude: -86.3891     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lightwood 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 Lightwood), 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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