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Introduction ...

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

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Around Phelan ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the south of Phelan. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntsville. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the north of Phelan and has a population of 193,000 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 Phelan and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Decatur   [Map]   55,072   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   E   46 miles [74 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   S   46 miles [74 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   S   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bangor   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bremen   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dodge City   [Map]   606   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
East Point   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Fairview   [Map]   458   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Garden City   [Map]   498   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Good Hope   [Map]   2,288   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Gum Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hanceville   [Map]   3,288   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Holly Pond   [Map]   815   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Logan   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
South Vinemont   [Map]   758   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Vinemont   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
West Point   [Map]   596   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
White City   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Cullman County ...

Phelan is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Phelan ...

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.

Berlin   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Phelan   [Map]
Bolte   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Center Community   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Dodge City   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dyers Crossroads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Garden City   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Good Hope   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grandview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
River Bend   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Steppville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Terrace Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Trimble   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Phelan.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   WNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   WSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   34 miles [54.7 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 Phelan.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Phelan. 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   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   137 miles [220.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   141 miles [226.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   190 miles [305.8 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   197 miles [317 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   61 miles [98.2 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   77 miles [123.9 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   108 miles [173.8 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   WNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   WSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   N   36 miles [57.9 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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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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 Phelan.

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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 Phelan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Phelan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Phelan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1332, Longitude: -86.8172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Phelan 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 Phelan), 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 Phelan.