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The location of Rice









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Rice ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the northeast of Rice. Birmingham has a population of 211,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the west of Rice and has a population of 100,000 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   33,202   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,386   SE   Less than 2 miles
Calera   [Map]   13,979   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,906   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,072   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,920   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,460   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,381   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,094   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,493   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,426   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,827   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,291   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Adger   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Brighton   [Map]   2,801   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Concord   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dolomite   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,683   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Industrial City   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lipscomb   [Map]   2,153   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
McCalla   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,092   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
New Village   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
North Johns   [Map]   141   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Shannon   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Rice is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rice ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   SSE   5 miles [8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Bibb Co. Airport (FAA ID: 0A8)   [Map]   SSW   30 miles [48.3 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 Rice.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rice. 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]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   E   147 miles [236.6 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   N   190 miles [305.8 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   S   200 miles [321.9 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   S   201 miles [323.5 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   NW   206 miles [331.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   SSE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   N   88 miles [141.6 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   E   94 miles [151.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   NNW   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   SSE   5 miles [8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bibb Co. Airport (FAA ID: 0A8)   [Map]   SSW   30 miles [48.3 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.

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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
  Website for Shelby County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [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
 
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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 Rice.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rice. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3734, Longitude: -86.9747     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rice 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 Rice), 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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