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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Ricks ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the northeast of where Ricks would have been located. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the west of Ricks and has a population of 35,800 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 Ricks and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   26,562   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Dallas (GA)   [Map]   13,108   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   15,201   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ballplay   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Banner   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,790   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Centre   [Map]   3,555   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coat's Bend   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dailey   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,277   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Howells Crossroads   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Leesburg   [Map]   1,008   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Merrellton   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Nances Creek   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Piedmont   [Map]   4,666   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rock Run   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sand Rock   [Map]   555   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Spring Garden   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Cherokee County ...

Ricks would have been located within present day Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ricks ...

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.

Ballplay   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Ricks   [Map]
Centre   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Dixon Shop   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Frog Mountain   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Gnatville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Maple Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Noah   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pope   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Tucker Crossroads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Turkey Town (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Wood Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   ENE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   23 miles [37 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   WSW   23 miles [37 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 Ricks.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ricks. 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   WSW   70 miles [112.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   77 miles [123.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   66 miles [106.2 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SSE   114 miles [183.5 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   ENE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   23 miles [37 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   WSW   23 miles [37 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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ricks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0590, Longitude: -85.6836     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ricks 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 Ricks), 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 Ricks.