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Introduction ...

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

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Around Powell ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the west of Powell. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Madison. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the west of Powell and has a population of 48,000 people.

For comparison, Powell has a population of 950 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 Powell and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,839   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Rome (GA)   [Map]   36,407   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   21,302   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Winchester (TN)   [Map]   8,562   N   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bootsville   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chigger Hill   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dutton   [Map]   308   N   5 miles [8 km]
Fyffe   [Map]   1,017   S   5 miles [8 km]
Grove Oak   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Henagar   [Map]   2,339   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lakeview   [Map]   143   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Langston   [Map]   264   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pine Ridge   [Map]   282   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pisgah   [Map]   707   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rainsville   [Map]   5,015   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rock City   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Section   [Map]   754   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Shiloh   [Map]   274   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sylvania   [Map]   1,850   E   5 miles [8 km]

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

DeKalb County ...

Powell is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Powell ...

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.

Blake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East of Powell   [Map]
Bootsville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Crossroad   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Ferncliff (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gray (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Guest   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Hix (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hodge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Index (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Luna (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lydia   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pine Ridge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Plainview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pope   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Rainsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rock City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Section   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Section Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Thirtynine (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Powell.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   ESE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   WSW   23 miles [37 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   SSE   29 miles [46.7 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 Powell.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Powell. 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   SW   82 miles [132 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   118 miles [189.9 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   139 miles [223.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   52 miles [83.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   98 miles [157.7 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   ESE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   WSW   23 miles [37 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   SSE   29 miles [46.7 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        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 Powell. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.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 Powell.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Powell. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Powell) 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 Powell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Powell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5324, Longitude: -85.8996     [Map].

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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 Powell), 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 Powell.