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Loacke Ford, Alabama

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The location of Loacke Ford

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Loacke Ford.

This page contains six sections:

Around Loacke Ford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the northeast of Loacke Ford. Birmingham has a population of 210,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the west of Loacke Ford and has a population of 101,000 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 starting from Loacke Ford and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Alabaster   [Map]   33,340   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,538   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Calera   [Map]   14,380   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   14,021   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,529   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,397   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hoover   [Map]   85,108   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,380   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jasper   [Map]   13,500   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,306   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,799   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,744   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Trussville   [Map]   22,314   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,461   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Ashby   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Brantleyville   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Brierfield   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Eddings   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Green Pond   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Italian Town   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Kimbrell   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lake View   [Map]   2,456   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Maylene   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
North Bibb   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sawmill Town   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Tannehill   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
West Blocton   [Map]   1,239   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wilton   [Map]   685   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Woodstock   [Map]   1,600   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Bibb County ...

Loacke Ford is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Loacke Ford ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   NNE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bibb Co. Airport (FAA ID: 0A8)   [Map]   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   NNE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld. (FAA ID: 02A)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Loacke Ford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Loacke Ford. 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]   NNE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ENE   153 miles [246.2 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   S   186 miles [299.3 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   S   187 miles [300.9 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   N   205 miles [329.9 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   NW   212 miles [341.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   SSE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   E   96 miles [154.5 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   N   102 miles [164.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   NNW   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   NNE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bibb Co. Airport (FAA ID: 0A8)   [Map]   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld. (FAA ID: 02A)   [Map]   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.

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
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
  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
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International 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
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Loacke Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loacke Ford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1654, Longitude: -87.0300     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Loacke Ford 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 Loacke Ford), 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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