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Introduction ...

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

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Around Rickey ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the northeast of Rickey. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Rickey and has a population of 99,500 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
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abernant   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Adger   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Brookwood   [Map]   1,827   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Green Pond   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Italian Town   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kimbrell   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lake View   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
McCalla   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
North Bibb   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
North Johns   [Map]   141   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sawmill Town   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tannehill   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Vance   [Map]   1,501   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
West Blocton   [Map]   1,263   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Woodstock   [Map]   1,569   S   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Tuscaloosa County ...

Rickey is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rickey ...

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.

Bibbville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Rickey   [Map]
Black Diamond   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Bucksville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Caffee Junction   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Chambers   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Gray Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Pond   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Hebron   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Johns   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Lake View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Masena   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   ENE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NE   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 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 Rickey.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rickey. 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   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   157 miles [252.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   191 miles [307.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   194 miles [312.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   199 miles [320.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   204 miles [328.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   97 miles [156.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   102 miles [164.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   ENE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   S   21 miles [33.8 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International 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 Rickey. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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 Rickey.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rickey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2523, Longitude: -87.1286     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rickey 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 Rickey), 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 Rickey.