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Introduction ...

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

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Around Mobile ...

Mobile is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Daphne. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the southeast of Mobile and has a population of 25,900 people.<1>

For comparison, Mobile has a population of 193,000 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 Mobile and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Atmore   [Map]   10,022   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   19,421   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Foley   [Map]   17,607   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gulf Shores   [Map]   11,689   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Orange Beach   [Map]   5,981   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Prichard   [Map]   22,185   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   5,990   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Saraland   [Map]   13,942   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gautier (MS)   [Map]   18,471   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   13,570   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ocean Springs (MS)   [Map]   17,652   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   21,981   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Axis   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bellefontaine   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bromley   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,908   N   5 miles [8 km]
Country Club Village   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Creola   [Map]   1,961   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Eight Mile   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Irvington   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Montrose   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Park City   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Point Clear   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Semmes   [Map]   4,155   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Stapleton   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Theodore   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tillmans Corner   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Mobile County ...

Mobile is located in Mobile County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mobile County: Baldwin, Washington, George (MS), Greene (MS) & Jackson (MS). Mobile Bay is to the east and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mobile ...

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.

Chickasaw   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Mobile   [Map]
Cottage Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Deerwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Eight Mile   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Forest Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gulf Dale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Lloyds   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Magazine   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Plateau   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Regency   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Spanish Fort   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Summerville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunset Ranch   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Whistler   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mobile ...

Looking for more information about Mobile? 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 Mobile, 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 Mobile.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


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 Mobile ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
North Mobile Co. Airport   [Map]   15A   NNE   15 miles [24.1 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
Bay Minette Muni.   [Map]   1R8   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   SE   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 Mobile.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Mobile. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   ESE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   E   91 miles [146.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   W   11 miles [17.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Mobile Co. Airport   [Map]   15A   NNE   15 miles [24.1 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
Bay Minette Muni.   [Map]   1R8   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Trent Lott Intl. (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]   PQL   WSW   32 miles [51.5 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.

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
 
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Trent Lott Intl.   (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]
        Website for Trent Lott International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Alabama

About Mobile County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mobile: www.cityofmobile.org/

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.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 Mobile.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mobile. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6916, Longitude: -88.0461     [Map].

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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 Mobile), 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 Mobile.