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The location of Long Island

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Long Island.

This page contains six sections:

Around Long Island ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Chattanooga (TN). It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the east of Long Island. Chattanooga (TN) has a population of 178,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Smyrna (TN). It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the north of Long Island and has a population of 45,300 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 Long Island and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Dalton (GA)   [Map]   34,077   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,839   E   23 miles [37 km]
Cleveland (TN)   [Map]   44,271   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Collegedale (TN)   [Map]   11,437   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   21,302   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Manchester (TN)   [Map]   10,617   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
McMinnville (TN)   [Map]   13,761   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Middle Valley Estates (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   11,813   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Soddy-Daisy (TN)   [Map]   13,217   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Soddy Lake Heights (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   19,273   NW   41 miles [66 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bridgeport   [Map]   2,337   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bryant   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Flat Rock   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Higdon   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Stevenson   [Map]   1,977   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cole City (GA)   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Trenton (GA)   [Map]   2,255   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jasper (TN)   [Map]   3,362   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kimball (TN)   [Map]   1,391   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
New Hope (TN)   [Map]   1,063   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Orme (TN)   [Map]   113   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Richard City (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   3,097   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Jackson County ...

Long Island is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Long Island ...

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.

Copenhagen (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Long Island   [Map]
Dixie Lee (TN)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Glover Hill (TN)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Grahams Ferry (TN)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Island Creek Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jasper (TN)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Nickajack (TN) (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Richard City (TN)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rocky Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Shellmound (TN) (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Summer Bluff   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sweetens Cove (TN)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Widows Creek Station   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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


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 Long Island ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Franklin Co. Airport   [Map]   UOS   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Winchester Muni.(ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]   BGF   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   SW   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 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 Long Island.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Long Island. 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   NW   97 miles [156.1 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   110 miles [177 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSW   115 miles [185.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   116 miles [186.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WSW   66 miles [106.2 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   NW   107 miles [172.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Franklin Co. Airport   [Map]   UOS   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Winchester Muni.(ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]   BGF   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   SW   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.

Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville 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
 
Winchester Muni.   (ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tullahoma Rgnl.   (THA/KTHA)   [Map]
        Website for Tullahoma Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dalton Muni.   (DNN/KDNN)   [Map]
        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
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal 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
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Long Island. 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 Long Island.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9737, Longitude: -85.6711     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Long Island 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 Long Island), 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 Long Island.