;
  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Moss Rock, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

The location of Moss Rock

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Moss Rock
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Alabama
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Moss Rock.

This page contains six sections:

Around Moss Rock ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the southwest of Moss Rock. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the southwest of Moss Rock and has a population of 85,000 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 and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   E   Less than 2 miles
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Acmar   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Alton   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Argo   [Map]   4,213   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ayres   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Breakstone Village   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
Cahaba Village   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Chalkville   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Clay   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Grayson Valley   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,940   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lola City   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,823   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pinson   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Scott City   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Woodland Village   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Moss Rock is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moss Rock ...

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.

Arrowhead   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Moss Rock   [Map]
Center Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Chalkville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Clay   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Cotton Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dale (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eagle Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Echo Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Queenstown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Roper   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Saddlewood   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   ESE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 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 Moss Rock.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Moss Rock. 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   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   124 miles [199.6 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   171 miles [275.2 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   210 miles [338 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   215 miles [346 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   218 miles [350.8 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   221 miles [355.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   64 miles [103 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   69 miles [111 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   93 miles [149.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   ESE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   NE   37 miles [59.5 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
 
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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis 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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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 ...



Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 Moss Rock.

- Return to Citation

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moss Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6398, Longitude: -86.6017     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moss Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Moss Rock), 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.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Moss Rock.