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Old Jonesboro, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Old Jonesboro.

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Around Old Jonesboro ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the northeast of Old Jonesboro. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the west of Old Jonesboro and has a population of 99,500 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 from Old Jonesboro and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SE   Less than 2 miles
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   E   14 miles [22.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Adger   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Brighton   [Map]   2,833   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Concord   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Dolomite   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Industrial City   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lipscomb   [Map]   2,133   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
McCalla   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,171   NE   5 miles [8 km]
New Village   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
North Johns   [Map]   141   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,177   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Shannon   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Old Jonesboro 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 Old Jonesboro ...

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.

Bush   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Old Jonesboro   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Dolomite   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Flint Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Garywood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Glen Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Gordon Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hickory Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hilltop   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hopewell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hueytown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Industrial City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Laceys Chapel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Loveless Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Pauls Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pine Crest   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Hill Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rice   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Rockdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Shady Brook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Skyview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Vineland Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Virginia   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSW   32 miles [51.5 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 Old Jonesboro.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Old Jonesboro. 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   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   148 miles [238.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   189 miles [304.2 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   201 miles [323.5 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   202 miles [325.1 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   205 miles [329.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   82 miles [132 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   86 miles [138.4 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   95 miles [152.9 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSW   32 miles [51.5 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
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        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
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis 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
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Old Jonesboro. 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 Old Jonesboro.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Jonesboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3932, Longitude: -86.9844     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old Jonesboro 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 Old Jonesboro), 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 Old Jonesboro.