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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Open Acres.

This page contains six sections:

Around Open Acres ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It lies just south of Open Acres. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Auburn. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the east of Open Acres and has a population of 63,100 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 and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,846   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dadeville   [Map]   3,128   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,781   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,825   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   8,777   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Prattville   [Map]   35,606   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Selma   [Map]   18,983   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Tallassee   [Map]   4,759   E   23 miles [37 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,722   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Union Springs   [Map]   3,749   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   ---   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,219   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Blue Ridge   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coosada   [Map]   1,244   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Deatsville   [Map]   1,157   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elmore   [Map]   1,307   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gibbs Village   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Highland Village   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Holtville   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hope Hull   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mount Meigs   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pine Level   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sunshine Village   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Waugh   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Young Forte Village   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Montgomery County ...

Open Acres is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Open Acres ...

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.

Eastern Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the South of Open Acres   [Map]
Flatwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Garden Square   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hughes Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Johnstown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
King Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Morningview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Prattville Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunshine Village   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Timbers   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Winters Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   NNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 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 Open Acres.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Open Acres. 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   NNW   82 miles [132 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   135 miles [217.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NE   135 miles [217.3 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   145 miles [233.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   NE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   E   78 miles [125.5 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   SSE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NW   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   NNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 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
 
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
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [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
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.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 Open Acres.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Open Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4371, Longitude: -86.2791     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Open Acres 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 Open Acres), 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 Open Acres.