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The location of Octagon

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Octagon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Selma. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the east of Octagon. Selma has a population of 19,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Demopolis. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the north of Octagon and has a population of 7,000 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 Octagon and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Butler   [Map]   1,773   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,919   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,749   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Forkland   [Map]   597   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,365   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,907   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,988   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,454   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,432   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pine Hill   [Map]   912   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,388   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   ---   NE   46 miles [74 km]
York   [Map]   2,373   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Anne Manie   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Arlington   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Catherine   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dayton   [Map]   49   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dixon's Mills   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Half Acre   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kimbrough   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Magnolia   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Myrtlewood   [Map]   122   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Nanafalia   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pin Hook   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Providence   [Map]   210   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sweet Water   [Map]   242   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Thomaston   [Map]   391   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Vineland   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Marengo County ...

Octagon is located in Marengo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marengo County: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Sumter & Wilcox.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Octagon ...

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.

Aimwell   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest of Octagon   [Map]
Blue Lock (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Calvary   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Half Acre   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Half Chance   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hill Top   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hugo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Magnolia   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Providence   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Sweet Water   -   9 miles [14.5 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 Octagon.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   S   35 miles [56.3 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 Octagon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Octagon. 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   NNE   110 miles [177 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSE   124 miles [199.6 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   139 miles [223.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   216 miles [347.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   N   70 miles [112.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   E   79 miles [127.1 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   WSW   105 miles [169 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   SSW   108 miles [173.8 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   SW   109 miles [175.4 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   S   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   S   35 miles [56.3 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
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
        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
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Key Fld.   (MEI/KMEI)   [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
 
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
 
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
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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 Octagon.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Octagon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2043, Longitude: -87.7553     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Octagon 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 Octagon), 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 Octagon.