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Introduction ...

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

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Around Rainsville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the west of Rainsville. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Rome (GA). It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the east of Rainsville and has a population of 36,400 people.

For comparison, Rainsville has a population of 5,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,445   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,839   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   21,302   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Winchester (TN)   [Map]   8,562   N   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bootsville   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Chigger Hill   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dog Town   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Douglas   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dutton   [Map]   308   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fyffe   [Map]   1,017   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Grove Oak   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Henagar   [Map]   2,339   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lakeview   [Map]   143   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pine Ridge   [Map]   282   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Powell   [Map]   954   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rock City   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Section   [Map]   754   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Shiloh   [Map]   274   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Sylvania   [Map]   1,850   NE   5 miles [8 km]

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

DeKalb County ...

Rainsville 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 Rainsville ...

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   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Rainsville   [Map]
Bootsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Guest   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hughes Mill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Luna (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lydia   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Pine Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Plainview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pope   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Rock City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rainsville ...

Looking for more information about Rainsville? 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 Rainsville, 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 Rainsville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Rainsville


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 Rainsville ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   ESE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   ENE   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 Rainsville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rainsville. 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   100 miles [160.9 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   121 miles [194.7 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   138 miles [222.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   52 miles [83.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   W   53 miles [85.3 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   98 miles [157.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   ESE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   ENE   34 miles [54.7 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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rainsville. 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 Rainsville.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4941, Longitude: -85.8444     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rainsville 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 Rainsville), 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 Rainsville.