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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Pleasant Grove.

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Around Pleasant Grove ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the east of Pleasant Grove. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the southeast of Pleasant Grove and has a population of 55,100 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 from Pleasant Grove and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   25,393   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   7,051   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   11,600   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   N   23 miles [37 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson   [Map]   276   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bethel   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cairo   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
Cedar Hill   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Country Village   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Elkmont   [Map]   469   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   521   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lester   [Map]   122   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lexington   [Map]   718   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,220   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tanner   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   519   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Limestone County ...

Pleasant Grove is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pleasant Grove ...

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.

Cairo   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Pleasant Grove   [Map]
Cartwright   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Cave Spring   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Cedar Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Confluence   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Elk Shores   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Good Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hurricane (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Moody Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Oliver   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Persimmon Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Poplar Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Romine   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Shanghai   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Shoemaker Springs (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NNE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SSE   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 Pleasant Grove.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Pleasant Grove. 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
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSE   93 miles [149.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NNE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   ENE   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.

Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal 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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Maury Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRC)   [Map]
        Website for Maury County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ellington Airport   (ICAO: KLUG)   [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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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 Pleasant Grove.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8695, Longitude: -87.1617     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Grove 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 Pleasant Grove), 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 Pleasant Grove.