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Introduction ...

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

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Around Markton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gadsden. It lies just north of Markton. Gadsden has a population of 35,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Anniston. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the southeast of Markton and has a population of 22,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,359   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,940   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,823   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,540   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   E   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabama City   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Alexandria   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,865   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cobb City   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cochran Springs   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Edwardsville   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,135   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,277   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Oak Level   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Ohatchee   [Map]   1,138   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   N   5 miles [8 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   NW   Less than 2 miles
Steele   [Map]   1,086   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wellington   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Etowah County ...

Markton is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Markton ...

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.

Crystal Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Markton   [Map]
Duke   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Fowler Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gilberts Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Greensport Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gum Springs (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hebron (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Keysburg   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Listers Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Oak Grove (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Peek's Hill (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pilgrims Rest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Rainbow City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Reads Mill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Rock Spring   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ten Islands   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   SSW   26 miles [41.8 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 Markton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Markton. 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   WSW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   92 miles [148.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   63 miles [101.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   68 miles [109.4 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   102 miles [164.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   109 miles [175.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSW   111 miles [178.6 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SSE   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   SSW   26 miles [41.8 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 Markton.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Markton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8801, Longitude: -86.0100     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Markton 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 Markton), 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 Markton.