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Little Italy, Alabama

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The location of Little Italy

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Little Italy.

This page contains six sections:

Around Little Italy ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just east of Little Italy. Birmingham has a population of 210,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the southwest of Little Italy and has a population of 101,000 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 Little Italy and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Alabaster   [Map]   33,340   S   18 miles [29 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,538   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Calera   [Map]   14,380   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,858   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,529   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,397   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Hoover   [Map]   85,108   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,380   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,306   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,799   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,744   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,291   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   22,314   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,461   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Docena   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Dolomite   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Edgewater   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,622   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Forestdale   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hooper City   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mason City   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
McDonald Chapel   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,067   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Minor   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mulga   [Map]   810   NW   5 miles [8 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,101   W   5 miles [8 km]
Pratt City   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Little Italy 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 Little Italy ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   ENE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   SSE   24 miles [38.6 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 Little Italy.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Little Italy. 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]   ENE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   E   141 miles [226.9 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   N   180 miles [289.7 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   WNW   205 miles [329.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   S   210 miles [338 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   S   210 miles [338 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   WSW   46 miles [74 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   N   77 miles [123.9 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   SSE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   ESE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   NNW   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Walker Co. Airport (FAA ID: JFX)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PLR)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bibb Co. Airport (FAA ID: 0A8)   [Map]   SSW   41 miles [66 km]
Sylacauga Muni. (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Robbins Fld. (FAA ID: 20A)   [Map]   NE   42 miles [67.6 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
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
  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
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [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
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional 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
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

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 Little Italy.

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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- Little Italy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Italy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5162, Longitude: -86.8900     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Italy 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 Little Italy), 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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