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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Mount Olive.

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Around Mount Olive ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the south of Mount Olive. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southwest of Mount Olive and has a population of 99,500 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 drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   46 miles [74 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alden   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Brookside   [Map]   1,323   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cardiff   [Map]   54   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Daisey City   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Forestdale   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fultondale   [Map]   9,084   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Graysville   [Map]   2,107   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kimberly   [Map]   2,964   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Morris   [Map]   1,933   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
New Castle   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Pinkney City   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Scarlet Town   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Watson   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Mount Olive 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 Mount Olive ...

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.

Coalburg   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Mount Olive   [Map]
Dogtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Fieldstown   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Frances Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Gardendale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Glasgow   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Graysville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Graysville Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hillview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Jet   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Lewisburg   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Merrywood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mineral Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Republic   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Scarlet Town   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Short Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spring Garden   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Vulcan   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Olive ...

Looking for more information about Mount Olive? 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 Mount Olive, 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 Mount Olive.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Mount Olive


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 Mount Olive ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   WNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   ESE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   N   41 miles [66 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 Mount Olive.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Mount Olive. 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   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   139 miles [223.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   169 miles [272 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   201 miles [323.5 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   219 miles [352.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   220 miles [354.1 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   SW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   66 miles [106.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   85 miles [136.8 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   93 miles [149.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   WNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   ESE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   N   41 miles [66 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NW   42 miles [67.6 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
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Olive. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6710, Longitude: -86.8563     [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 Mount Olive), 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 Mount Olive.