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Pelham, Alabama
(Shelby County)

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The location of Pelham

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

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 211,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the west of Pelham and has a population of 100,000 people.

For comparison, Pelham has a population of 23,500 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 Pelham and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Alabaster   [Map]   33,202   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,386   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,979   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,906   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,072   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,920   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,460   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,381   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,094   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,676   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,426   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,827   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,291   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
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]   4,647   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]   2,606   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 ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Pelham.

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 Page for Pelham.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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, attractions 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 Page 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>   DirDistance
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sylacauga Muni. (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   E   135 miles [217.3 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   N   194 miles [312.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   S   195 miles [313.8 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   S   197 miles [317 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   NW   219 miles [352.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sylacauga Muni. (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
  Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
  Website for Shelby County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Pelham.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, 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 we use 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>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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