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Introduction ...

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

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Around Nauvoo ...

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

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northeast of Nauvoo and has a population of 55,100 people.

For comparison, Nauvoo has a population of 210 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 starting from Nauvoo and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Fultondale   [Map]   9,084   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,171   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pinson   [Map]   ---   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,177   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tarrant   [Map]   6,268   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   W   18 miles [29 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bazemore   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boar Tush   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Carbon Hill   [Map]   1,964   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Delmar   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Double Springs   [Map]   1,051   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Eldridge   [Map]   127   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Falls City   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Farriss   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kansas   [Map]   219   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lynn   [Map]   638   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Natural Bridge   [Map]   36   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rock City   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Slick Ford   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Slicklizzard   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Townley   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Walker County ...

Nauvoo is primarily located in Walker County. A portion of Nauvoo extends into Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nauvoo ...

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.

Carbon Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Nauvoo   [Map]
Dogtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Flatwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
German Crossing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Kansas   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lynn   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Poplar Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Prospect   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosehill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Slicklizzard   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Spain Ford   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nauvoo ...

Looking for more information about Nauvoo? 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 Nauvoo, 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 Nauvoo.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Nauvoo


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 Nauvoo ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   ESE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   WNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   NNW   33 miles [53.1 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 Nauvoo.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Nauvoo. 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   51 miles [82.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   154 miles [247.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   159 miles [255.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   177 miles [284.9 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   234 miles [376.6 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   243 miles [391.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   52 miles [83.7 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   S   53 miles [85.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NE   60 miles [96.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   ESE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   WNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   NNW   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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
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
 
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 ...



Communities in Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.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 Nauvoo.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nauvoo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9891, Longitude: -87.4869     [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 Nauvoo), 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 Nauvoo.