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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Northport ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northeast of Northport. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It lies just east of Northport and has a population of 99,500 people.

For comparison, Northport has a population of 25,000 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 Northport and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Brent   [Map]   4,919   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   E   41 miles [66 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   E   46 miles [74 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,171   E   41 miles [66 km]
Montevallo   [Map]   6,723   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,177   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Columbus (MS)   [Map]   24,561   W   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alberta City   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Brookwood   [Map]   1,827   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Buhl   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Coker   [Map]   985   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cottondale   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Echola   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elrod   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Foster's   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Holt   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ingleside Village   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lake Front Village   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Peterson   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sahama Village   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Samantha   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wood Village   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]

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

Tuscaloosa County ...

Northport is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Northport ...

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.

Chapelwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Northport   [Map]
Chestnut Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Covey Chase   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Crestdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Fox Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Green Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Guilds Woods   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Harperwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Heritage Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
High Forest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hightown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Indian Lake   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Riverwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Roselawn   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Snow Terrace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Twin Manor   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Northport ...

Looking for more information about Northport? 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 Northport, 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 Northport.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


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 Northport ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   NNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   WSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   S   39 miles [62.8 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 Northport.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Northport. 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   ENE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   183 miles [294.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   184 miles [296.1 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   193 miles [310.6 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   201 miles [323.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   204 miles [328.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   96 miles [154.5 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   102 miles [164.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   NNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   WSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   E   47 miles [75.6 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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Northport: www.cityofnorthport.org/

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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 Northport.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Northport. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Northport) 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 Northport. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Northport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2575, Longitude: -87.5983     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Northport 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 Northport), 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 Northport.