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Introduction ...

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

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Around Murphree ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the southwest of Murphree. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntsville. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the north of Murphree and has a population of 193,000 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 Murphree and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Allgood   [Map]   627   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Altoona   [Map]   919   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Clarence   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cleveland   [Map]   1,313   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Craig   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fridays Crossing   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gallant   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Highland Lake   [Map]   425   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Oneonta   [Map]   6,699   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Rosa   [Map]   318   W   5 miles [8 km]
Snead   [Map]   841   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Straight Mountain   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Susan Moore   [Map]   769   N   5 miles [8 km]
Walnut Grove   [Map]   681   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Blount County ...

Murphree is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Murphree ...

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.

Bird (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Murphree   [Map]
Champion   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fridays Crossing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Hoods Crossroads   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Maudlin (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Moodys Chapel   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Murphy Ford   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
New Home   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Nix (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Susan Moore   -   5 miles [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 Murphree.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   E   18 miles [29 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SW   35 miles [56.3 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 Murphree.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Murphree. 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   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   116 miles [186.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   147 miles [236.6 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   185 miles [297.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   215 miles [346 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   85 miles [136.8 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   87 miles [140 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   E   18 miles [29 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   SE   35 miles [56.3 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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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 Murphree.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murphree. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9973, Longitude: -86.4080     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Murphree 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 Murphree), 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 Murphree.