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Nitrate City, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Nitrate City.

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Around Nitrate City ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Decatur. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the east of Nitrate City. Decatur has a population of 55,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Madison. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the east of Nitrate City and has a population of 48,000 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 Nitrate City and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Arnot   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Courtland   [Map]   599   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Littleville   [Map]   981   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   591   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,069   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Nitrate City is located in Colbert County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nitrate City ...

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   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Nitrate City   [Map]
Ford City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Houston Corner   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lakeview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lakeview Highlands   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Listerhill   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Mount Pleasant (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Muscle Shoals   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Paradise Points   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Valley Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Virginia Shores   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Nitrate City.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   ESE   13 miles [20.9 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 Nitrate City.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Nitrate City. 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   94 miles [151.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   106 miles [170.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   138 miles [222.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   194 miles [312.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   45 miles [72.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   ESE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   23 miles [37 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Nitrate City.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nitrate City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7573, Longitude: -87.5597     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nitrate City 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 Nitrate City), 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 Nitrate City.