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Oak Hills, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Oak Hills ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just northeast of Oak Hills. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the southwest of Oak Hills and has a population of 99,500 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 Hills and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   E   5 miles [8 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   46 miles [74 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   E   9 miles [14.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Brighton   [Map]   2,833   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Docena   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Dolomite   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Edgewater   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   SW   Less than 2 miles
Forestdale   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Lipscomb   [Map]   2,133   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mason City   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
McDonald Chapel   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,171   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Minor   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,177   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pratt City   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Oak Hills is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oak Hills ...

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.

Crescent Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Oak Hills   [Map]
Dolomite   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Falls Junction   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Frenchtown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Glenview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Acres   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Hillman   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hillman Gardens   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Hillman Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Ivanhoe   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Jones Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Little Italy   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Martins   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Mason City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Minor   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Park Courts   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Shadyside   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Tuxedo Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Village Creek Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ENE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   22 miles [35.4 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 Hills.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Oak Hills. 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   ENE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   142 miles [228.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   182 miles [292.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   205 miles [329.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   208 miles [334.7 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   208 miles [334.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   79 miles [127.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   87 miles [140 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   ESE   40 miles [64.4 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
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [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
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
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
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
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oak Hills.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4901, Longitude: -86.9022     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oak Hills 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 Hills), 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 Hills.