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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rainbow Mountain Heights.

This page contains six sections:

Around Rainbow Mountain Heights ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It lies just southeast of Rainbow Mountain Heights. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the southwest of Rainbow Mountain Heights and has a population of 55,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Rainbow Mountain Heights and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   11,600   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Winchester (TN)   [Map]   8,562   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Belle Mina   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Capshaw   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Country Village   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Country Village   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Greenwycke Village   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harvest   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mercury   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Meridianville   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Normal   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rideout Village   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Swancott   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Toney   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Triana   [Map]   529   S   10 miles [16.1 km]

For more communities neighboring Rainbow Mountain Heights, please visit our County-by-County Page for Rainbow Mountain Heights.

Madison County ...

Rainbow Mountain Heights is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rainbow Mountain Heights ...

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.

Cavalry Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Rainbow Mountain Heights   [Map]
Cherry Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
French Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Green Acres   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Grove Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Hillandale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Jeff   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Maplewood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rainbow   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Rideout Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Rolling Meadows   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Rolling Woods   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Scenic View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Shady Lane   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Summit Place   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Union Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
University Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Rainbow Mountain Heights.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Rainbow Mountain Heights. 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 Rainbow Mountain Heights. 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 Rainbow Mountain Heights ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Rainbow Mountain Heights.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SSW   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 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 Rainbow Mountain Heights.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rainbow Mountain Heights. 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   81 miles [130.4 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   95 miles [152.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   87 miles [140 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   N   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SSW   26 miles [41.8 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.

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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [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
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Winchester Muni.   (ICAO: KBGF)   [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
 
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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.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 Rainbow Mountain Heights.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainbow Mountain Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7479, Longitude: -86.7144     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rainbow Mountain Heights 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 Rainbow Mountain Heights), 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 Rainbow Mountain Heights.