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Introduction ...

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

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Around Memphis ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the east of Memphis. Tuscaloosa has a population of 99,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Starkville (MS). It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the northwest of Memphis and has a population of 25,600 people.

For comparison, Memphis has a population of 28 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Aliceville   [Map]   2,357   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,749   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fayette   [Map]   4,432   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Gordo   [Map]   1,672   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,365   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,454   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Moundville   [Map]   2,436   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   E   41 miles [66 km]
Vernon   [Map]   1,896   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
York   [Map]   2,373   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   5,391   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Columbus (MS)   [Map]   24,561   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Louisville (MS)   [Map]   6,324   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Macon (MS)   [Map]   2,614   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
West Point (MS)   [Map]   10,880   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaver Town   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Carrollton   [Map]   980   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ethelsville   [Map]   73   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Geiger   [Map]   159   S   18 miles [29 km]
Macedonia   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
McMullen   [Map]   9   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
McShan   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Panola   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pickensville   [Map]   574   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Stafford   [Map]   ---   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
West Greene   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   1,169   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Crawford (MS)   [Map]   650   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
New Hope (MS)   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   483   SW   18 miles [29 km]

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

Pickens County ...

Memphis 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 Memphis ...

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.

Crow (MS) (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Memphis   [Map]
Foxtrap (MS) (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grantsville (MS) (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Pickens Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Pickensville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Pickensville Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Plantersville (MS) (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Prairie Point (MS)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Ravine (MS)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stones Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   ESE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Macon Muni.   [Map]   20M   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport(UBS/KUBS)   [Map]   UBS   N   23 miles [37 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Phillips Intl.   [Map]   ---   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Golden Triangle Rgnl.(ICAO: KGTR)   [Map]   GTR   NW   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 Memphis.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Memphis. 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   ENE   94 miles [151.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   162 miles [260.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSE   195 miles [313.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   210 miles [338 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   225 miles [362.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   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   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jackson - Evers Intl. (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]   JAN   WSW   117 miles [188.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNE   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   ESE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Macon Muni.   [Map]   20M   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport(UBS/KUBS)   [Map]   UBS   N   23 miles [37 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Phillips Intl.   [Map]   ---   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Golden Triangle Rgnl.(ICAO: KGTR)   [Map]   GTR   NW   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.

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
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Golden Triangle Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGTR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Louisville Winston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KLMS)   [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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jackson - Evers Intl.   (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
        Website for Jackson - Evers 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
 

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Memphis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1369, Longitude: -88.3008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Memphis 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 Memphis), 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 Memphis.