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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Prichard ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile. It lies just southeast of Prichard. Mobile has a population of 190,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Daphne. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the southeast of Prichard and has a population of 26,000 people.

For comparison, Prichard has a population of 21,700 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 Prichard and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Atmore   [Map]   9,890   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,169   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   20,935   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Foley   [Map]   18,288   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gulf Shores   [Map]   11,809   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Orange Beach   [Map]   6,029   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   6,098   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saraland   [Map]   14,576   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,154   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
D'Iberville (MS)   [Map]   11,610   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Gautier (MS)   [Map]   18,512   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   13,398   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ocean Springs (MS)   [Map]   17,682   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   21,733   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Axis   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Barry Village   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bromley   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bucks   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,794   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Chunchula   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Country Club Village   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Creola   [Map]   1,995   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Eight Mile   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Gulfcrest   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Park City   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Semmes   [Map]   4,934   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Theodore   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tillmans Corner   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wilmer   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Mobile County ...

Prichard is located in Mobile County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mobile County: Baldwin, Washington, George (MS), Greene (MS) & Jackson (MS). Mobile Bay is to the east and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Prichard ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Prichard.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Prichard ...

Looking for more information about Prichard? 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 Prichard, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Prichard.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Prichard. 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 Prichard. 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, attractions 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
    Prichard Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Prichard


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 Prichard ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Mobile Rgnl.  (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   SSE   10 miles [16.1 km]
North Mobile Co. Airport (FAA ID: 15A)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bay Minette Muni. (FAA ID: 1R8)   [Map]   ENE   19 miles [30.6 km]
St. Elmo Airport (FAA ID: 2R5)   [Map]   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Prichard.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Prichard. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   ESE   59 miles [95 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   ESE   97 miles [156.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Mobile Rgnl.  (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   SSE   10 miles [16.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Mobile Co. Airport (FAA ID: 15A)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bay Minette Muni. (FAA ID: 1R8)   [Map]   ENE   19 miles [30.6 km]
St. Elmo Airport (FAA ID: 2R5)   [Map]   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Trent Lott Intl.  (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Foley Muni. (FAA ID: 5R4)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dauphin Island Airport (FAA ID: 4R9)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Trent Lott Intl.   (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]
  Website for Trent Lott International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
  Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
  Website for Mobile Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
  Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
  Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
  Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mobile County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://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 Prichard.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prichard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7736, Longitude: -88.1297     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prichard 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Prichard), 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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