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Pelham, Alabama
(Shelby County)

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Pelham ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the north of Pelham. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the west of Pelham and has a population of 99,500 people.

For comparison, Pelham has a population of 23,100 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
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Brantleyville   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Columbiana   [Map]   4,539   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]   2,544   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lake Purdy   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Maylene   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Meadowbrook   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
New Village   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Saginaw   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shannon   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Siluria   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Shelby County ...

Pelham is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pelham ...

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.

Dearing Downs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Pelham   [Map]
Fungo Hollow   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Hardy   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hunters Glen (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Indian Springs Ranch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Indian Springs Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Indian Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Keystone   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mallard Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Paramount   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Quail Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Royal Oaks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Valley Station   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pelham ...

Looking for more information about Pelham? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Pelham, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Pelham.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Pelham Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Pelham

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 Pelham ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   ESE   27 miles [43.5 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 Pelham.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Pelham. 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   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   135 miles [217.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   194 miles [312.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   195 miles [313.8 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   197 miles [317 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   219 miles [352.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   81 miles [130.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   91 miles [146.5 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   110 miles [177 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ESE   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   ESE   27 miles [43.5 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
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [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
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pelham: www.pelhamonline.com/

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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 Pelham.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pelham. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pelham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pelham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3118, Longitude: -86.7564     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pelham 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 Pelham), 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 Pelham.