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The location of Rhea









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Rhea ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gadsden. It lies just east of where Rhea would have been located. Gadsden has a population of 35,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Trussville. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the southwest of Rhea and has a population of 21,800 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 and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,392   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Anniston   [Map]   21,770   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,385   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,071   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,906   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,468   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,612   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Leeds   [Map]   12,031   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,956   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,180   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,676   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,484   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,426   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,939   E   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alabama City   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,827   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gallant   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ivalee   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Mountainboro   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,555   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Reece City   [Map]   627   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ridgeville   [Map]   107   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Sardis City   [Map]   1,796   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,731   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Steele   [Map]   1,070   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Walnut Grove   [Map]   690   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Whitesboro   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Etowah County ...

Rhea would have been located within present day Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rhea ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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


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 Rhea ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Northeast Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   SSE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   SSE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Robbins Fld. (FAA ID: 20A)   [Map]   WSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Albertville Rgnl. (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   NNW   16 miles [25.7 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Rhea.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rhea. 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
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ESE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   NNW   148 miles [238.2 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport  (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   NE   172 miles [276.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   NW   56 miles [90.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   SE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Lovell Fld.  (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   NE   87 miles [140 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   WNW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   WSW   102 miles [164.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   S   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Northeast Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   SSE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   SSE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Robbins Fld. (FAA ID: 20A)   [Map]   WSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Albertville Rgnl. (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   NNW   16 miles [25.7 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
  Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
  Website for Lovell Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Etowah County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.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 Rhea.

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rhea) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rhea. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0223, Longitude: -86.1194     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rhea 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 Rhea), 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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