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Introduction ...

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

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Around Riley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Selma. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the north of Riley. Selma has a population of 19,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Andalusia. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the southeast of Riley and has a population of 9,000 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 driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Brewton   [Map]   5,432   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,919   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
East Brewton   [Map]   2,415   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,693   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Flomaton   [Map]   1,408   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fort Deposit   [Map]   1,228   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Frisco City   [Map]   1,212   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Georgiana   [Map]   1,653   E   23 miles [37 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,781   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,907   W   46 miles [74 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,825   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   6,072   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Mosses   [Map]   945   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Awin   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Beatrice   [Map]   283   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bermuda   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Buena Vista   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Burnt Corn   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Forest Home   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Franklin   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
McWilliams   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   25   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Peterman   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pine Apple   [Map]   125   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pine Orchard   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Scratch Ankle   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Tunnel Springs   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Vredenburgh   [Map]   293   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Monroe County ...

Riley is located in Monroe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia & Wilcox.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Riley ...

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.

Chestnut   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest of Riley   [Map]
Commerce   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Fowler   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Green Street   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Harpers Store   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Old Texas   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pine Orchard   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Scotland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tunnel Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Middleton Fld.(ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   GZH   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
MacCrenshaw Meml.(ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]   PRN   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   ENE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   W   37 miles [59.5 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 Riley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Riley. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   86 miles [138.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   N   128 miles [206 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   SW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   ESE   102 miles [164.2 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNW   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Middleton Fld.(ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   GZH   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
MacCrenshaw Meml.(ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]   PRN   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   ENE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   W   37 miles [59.5 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.

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
 
Middleton Fld.   (ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        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
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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 Riley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Riley.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7263, Longitude: -87.1261     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riley 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 Riley), 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 Riley.