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Oak Grove, Alabama
(Perry County)

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Oak Grove.

This page contains six sections:

Around Oak Grove ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Prattville. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the east of where Oak Grove would have been located. Prattville has a population of 35,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Selma. It lies just southeast of Oak Grove and has a population of 19,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Brent   [Map]   4,919   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,708   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,846   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Demopolis   [Map]   7,019   W   41 miles [66 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,749   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,365   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Jemison   [Map]   2,616   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,432   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Montevallo   [Map]   6,723   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Moundville   [Map]   2,436   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   2,052   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,388   W   23 miles [37 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Browns   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fremont   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jones   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Maplesville   [Map]   703   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Marion Junction   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Oakmulgee   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Orrville   [Map]   186   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Plantersville   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Safford   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Sardis   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Sprott   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Stanton   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tyler   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
The Village   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

Perry County ...

Oak Grove would have been located within present day Perry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Perry County: Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Hale & Marengo.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oak Grove ...

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.

Fortune Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Oak Grove   [Map]
Marion Junction   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Norman   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Panhandle   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Potter   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Stonewall   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunset Mill Village   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley Creek Junction   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Craig Fld.(ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   SEM   SSE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   WNW   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 Oak Grove.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Oak Grove. 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   NNE   74 miles [119.1 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   142 miles [228.5 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   145 miles [233.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   173 miles [278.4 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   238 miles [383 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   ESE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNW   55 miles [88.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Craig Fld.(ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   SEM   SSE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   WNW   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
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
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County 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
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis 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
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Perry County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Perry County: www.perrycounty-al.org/

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 Oak Grove.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5349, Longitude: -87.1205     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oak Grove 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 Oak Grove), 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 Oak Grove.