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The location of Mount Zion

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Mount Zion ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northwest of where Mount Zion would have been located. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the south of Mount Zion and has a population of 35,800 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Clay   [Map]   ---   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,823   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   E   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabama City   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Chigger Hill   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cotnam   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Crossville   [Map]   1,841   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dawson   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Geraldine   [Map]   898   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Horton   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ivalee   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mountainboro   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Rabbit Town   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Reece City   [Map]   628   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ridgeville   [Map]   105   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sardis City   [Map]   1,771   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Whitesboro   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

DeKalb County ...

Mount Zion would have been located within present day DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Zion ...

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.

Double Bridges   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Mount Zion   [Map]
Happy Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Kilpatrick   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Liberty   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Liberty Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lot (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Marcus (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Marshall   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pulltight   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Rains (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   ESE   28 miles [45.1 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 Zion.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Mount Zion. 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   SW   58 miles [93.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   102 miles [164.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   136 miles [218.9 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   162 miles [260.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   76 miles [122.3 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   ESE   28 miles [45.1 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Mount Zion.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Zion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2079, Longitude: -86.0875     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Zion 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 Zion), 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 Zion.