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Maylene, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Maylene ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the north of Maylene. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the west of Maylene and has a population of 99,500 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 and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   N   5 miles [8 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   N   18 miles [29 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   46 miles [74 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   N   18 miles [29 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Brantleyville   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Brierfield   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Eddings   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]   2,544   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kimbrell   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
McCalla   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Montevallo   [Map]   6,723   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
New Village   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Saginaw   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sawmill Town   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shannon   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Siluria   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Wilton   [Map]   682   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Shelby County ...

Maylene is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Maylene ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some 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.

Alabaster   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Maylene   [Map]
Dearing Downs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Elliotsville   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Fox Haven   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Glen Carbon   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Glen Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hardy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Helena   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Keystone   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kingwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Longview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadow Green   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mission Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Navajo Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Navajo Pines   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pea Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Superior   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Willow Glen   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Maylene ...

Looking for more information about Maylene? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Maylene, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Maylene.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Maylene Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Maylene

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 Maylene ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   ESE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   NNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   25 miles [40.2 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 Maylene.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Maylene. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   143 miles [230.1 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   188 miles [302.6 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   189 miles [304.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   201 miles [323.5 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   218 miles [350.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   67 miles [107.8 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   86 miles [138.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   99 miles [159.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   ESE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   NNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SW   22 miles [35.4 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
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        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
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville 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
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby 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 Maylene.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Maylene. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Maylene

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maylene. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2034, Longitude: -86.8617     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Maylene 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 Maylene), 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 Maylene.