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The location of Macedonia

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Macedonia ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the east of Macedonia. Tuscaloosa has a population of 99,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Starkville (MS). It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the west of Macedonia and has a population of 25,600 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 Macedonia and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Aliceville   [Map]   2,357   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,749   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fayette   [Map]   4,432   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Guin   [Map]   2,305   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Moundville   [Map]   2,436   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Vernon   [Map]   1,896   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   5,391   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Amory (MS)   [Map]   7,067   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Columbus (MS)   [Map]   24,561   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Louisville (MS)   [Map]   6,324   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Macon (MS)   [Map]   2,614   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Okolona (MS)   [Map]   2,618   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
West Point (MS)   [Map]   10,880   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaver Town   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Carrollton   [Map]   980   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ethelsville   [Map]   73   NE   Less than 2 miles
Gordo   [Map]   1,672   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Kennedy   [Map]   429   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
McMullen   [Map]   9   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
McShan   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Memphis   [Map]   28   S   18 miles [29 km]
Millport   [Map]   999   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pickensville   [Map]   574   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Reform   [Map]   1,616   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Stafford   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   1,050   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
New Hope (MS)   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Pickens County ...

Macedonia is located in Pickens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Macedonia ...

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.

Archer   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Macedonia   [Map]
Cedar Creek (MS) (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cedar View (MS)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Coal Fire   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Columbus (MS)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crow (MS) (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ethelsville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Fernbank   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Forest   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Grantsville (MS) (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Greenacres (MS)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Liberty   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pickens Ferry   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Pickensville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Pickensville Ferry   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Pinecrest (MS)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Plum Grove (MS)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Reform   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Trinity (MS)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport(UBS/KUBS)   [Map]   UBS   WNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Phillips Intl.   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Golden Triangle Rgnl.(ICAO: KGTR)   [Map]   GTR   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Macon Muni.   [Map]   20M   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
McCharen Fld.   [Map]   M83   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   NNE   31 miles [49.9 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 Macedonia.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Macedonia. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   E   86 miles [138.4 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   150 miles [241.4 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   207 miles [333.1 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSE   211 miles [339.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   219 miles [352.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   225 miles [362.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   ESE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NE   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport(UBS/KUBS)   [Map]   UBS   WNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Phillips Intl.   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Golden Triangle Rgnl.(ICAO: KGTR)   [Map]   GTR   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Macon Muni.   [Map]   20M   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
McCharen Fld.   [Map]   M83   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   NNE   31 miles [49.9 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Golden Triangle Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGTR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Pickens County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Macedonia. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Macedonia) 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 Macedonia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Macedonia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Macedonia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4027, Longitude: -88.2393     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Macedonia 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 Macedonia), 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 Macedonia.