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Mount Pleasant, Alabama
(Colbert County)

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Mount Pleasant ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northwest of where Mount Pleasant would have been located. Johnson Ford (TN) has a population of 65,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the east of Mount Pleasant and has a population of 55,100 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 Mount Pleasant and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   W   5 miles [8 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Arnot   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Littleville   [Map]   981   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   591   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,069   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Mount Pleasant would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Pleasant ...

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.

Cave Spring   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Mount Pleasant   [Map]
Florence Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Ford City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hobgood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Houston Corner   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Indian Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Lakeview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Lakeview Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Lakeview Highlands   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Listerhill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Muscle Shoals   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Paradise Points   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Valley Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Village Pines   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Virginia Shores   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Woodlawn Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   S   Less than 2 miles
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   ESE   16 miles [25.7 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 Pleasant.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Mount Pleasant. 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   SSE   96 miles [154.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   107 miles [172.2 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   135 miles [217.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   197 miles [317 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   S   Less than 2 miles
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   48 miles [77.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   ESE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   23 miles [37 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   S   33 miles [53.1 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
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [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
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]
        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
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        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 Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama 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
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.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 Mount Pleasant.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Pleasant. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7709, Longitude: -87.6070     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant), 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 Pleasant.