A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Rickey, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Rickey

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Rickey ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the northeast of Rickey. Birmingham has a population of 211,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the west of Rickey 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 starting from Rickey and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Alabaster   [Map]   33,202   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,386   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,979   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,906   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,072   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,920   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,460   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jasper   [Map]   13,618   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,381   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,094   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,493   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,827   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,291   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Abernant   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Adger   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Brookwood   [Map]   1,857   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]   2,303   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]   1,611   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
West Blocton   [Map]   1,255   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Woodstock   [Map]   1,596   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 ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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, 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 Rickey ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   ENE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bibb Co. Airport (FAA ID: 0A8)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   E   157 miles [252.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   S   191 miles [307.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   S   194 miles [312.2 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   N   199 miles [320.3 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   NW   204 miles [328.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   ENE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bibb Co. Airport (FAA ID: 0A8)   [Map]   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       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
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
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International 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
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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

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:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rickey.

- Return to Citation

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rickey. The point we use 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).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<4>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.

- Return to Citation






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 03 Jan 2019