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Introduction ...

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

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Around Petronia ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the east of Petronia. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Prattville. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Petronia and has a population of 35,600 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 Petronia and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Camden   [Map]   1,919   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,846   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Elmore   [Map]   1,307   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Georgiana   [Map]   1,653   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,781   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Jemison   [Map]   2,616   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,825   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,432   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   8,777   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Selma   [Map]   18,983   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   2,052   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,388   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,219   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Autaugaville   [Map]   854   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Benton   [Map]   46   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bragg's   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Burkville   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fremont   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gordonville   [Map]   302   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hayneville   [Map]   853   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lowndesboro   [Map]   107   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Minter   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mosses   [Map]   945   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Old Town   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Sardis   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Tyler   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
White Hall   [Map]   804   NE   5 miles [8 km]

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

Lowndes County ...

Petronia is located in Lowndes County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lowndes County: Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Dallas, Montgomery & Wilcox.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Petronia ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Casey   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest of Petronia   [Map]
Gordonsville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gordonville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hicks Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jones Bluff Dam   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Peace   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Polk   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Trickem   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Craig Fld.(ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   SEM   WNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   E   23 miles [37 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
MacCrenshaw Meml.(ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]   PRN   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   NE   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 Petronia.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Petronia. 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   N   89 miles [143.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   124 miles [199.6 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   125 miles [201.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NE   166 miles [267.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   E   23 miles [37 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   NE   101 miles [162.5 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   SE   102 miles [164.2 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   E   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Craig Fld.(ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   SEM   WNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
MacCrenshaw Meml.(ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]   PRN   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   WSW   37 miles [59.5 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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [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
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 

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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 Petronia.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Petronia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2660, Longitude: -86.7886     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Petronia 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 Petronia), 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 Petronia.