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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Point Clear.

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Around Point Clear ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the northwest of Point Clear. Mobile has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Pensacola (FL). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the east of Point Clear and has a population of 53,800 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 starting from Point Clear and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Atmore   [Map]   10,022   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Daphne   [Map]   25,913   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   19,421   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Foley   [Map]   17,607   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gulf Shores   [Map]   11,689   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Prichard   [Map]   22,185   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   5,990   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Saraland   [Map]   13,942   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gulf Breeze (FL)   [Map]   6,466   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Gautier (MS)   [Map]   18,471   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   13,570   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   21,981   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabama Port   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bellefontaine   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bon Secour   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bromley   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Clay City   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Irvington   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Loxley   [Map]   2,017   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Magnolia Springs   [Map]   802   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mon Louis   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Montrose   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Park City   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Silverhill   [Map]   802   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Summerdale   [Map]   1,244   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Theodore   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tillmans Corner   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Baldwin County ...

Point Clear is located in Baldwin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Baldwin County: Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Escambia (FL). Mobile Bay is to the west and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Point Clear ...

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.

Clay City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Point Clear   [Map]
Darling Landing   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Fobbs Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Foots Landing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Houstonville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
River Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Seacliff   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Turkey Branch   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Point Clear ...

Looking for more information about Point Clear? 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 Point Clear, 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 Point Clear.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Point Clear. 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 Point Clear. 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
    Point Clear Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Point Clear


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 Point Clear ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   2 miles [3.2 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   ESE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   ESE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   W   21 miles [33.8 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 Point Clear.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Point Clear. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   E   82 miles [132 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   2 miles [3.2 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   ESE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   ESE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   W   21 miles [33.8 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.

Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Trent Lott Intl.   (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]
        Website for Trent Lott 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [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 Point Clear. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.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 Point Clear.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Point Clear. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Point Clear

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Point Clear. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4741, Longitude: -87.9192     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Point Clear 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 Point Clear), 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 Point Clear.