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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Reid's.

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Around Reid's ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the south of Reid's. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the south of Reid's and has a population of 85,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Decatur   [Map]   55,072   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   41 miles [66 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   S   30 miles [48.3 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arkadelphia   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bangor   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Blount Springs   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bremen   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Colony   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Corner   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
County Line   [Map]   260   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Creel   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Empire   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hayden   [Map]   1,338   E   5 miles [8 km]
Kimberly   [Map]   2,964   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Red Hill   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Smoke Rise   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
Trafford   [Map]   627   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Warrior   [Map]   3,192   S   5 miles [8 km]

For more communities neighboring Reid's, please visit our County-by-County Page for Reid's.

Blount County ...

Reid's is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Reid's ...

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.

Bent Tree   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Reid's   [Map]
Black Bottom   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Coaldale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Colony   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Damascus   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Red Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Smoke Rise   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Sulpher Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Warrior   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Reid's.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Reid's. 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 Reid's. 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 Reid's ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Reid's.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   S   39 miles [62.8 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 Reid's.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Reid's. 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   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   140 miles [225.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   154 miles [247.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   195 miles [313.8 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   209 miles [336.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   235 miles [378.2 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   236 miles [379.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   51 miles [82.1 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   63 miles [101.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   SE   41 miles [66 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
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
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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 Reid's. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.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 Reid's.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reid's. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8868, Longitude: -86.8483     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Reid's 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 Reid's), 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 Reid's.