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The location of River Bend









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to River Bend.

This page contains six sections:

Around River Bend ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southwest of where River Bend would have been located. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Auburn. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the southeast of River Bend and has a population of 64,000 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 from River Bend and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alexander City   [Map]   14,595   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Childersburg   [Map]   4,905   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,756   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Lanett   [Map]   6,271   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,318   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Opelika   [Map]   30,240   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   9,322   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Prattville   [Map]   35,498   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Roanoke   [Map]   5,934   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Smith's Station   [Map]   5,418   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,264   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,426   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,544   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Valley   [Map]   9,259   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,148   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Agricola   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Camp Hill   [Map]   964   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dadeville   [Map]   3,106   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Eclectic   [Map]   1,020   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Equality   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hissop   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   814   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kellyton   [Map]   202   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kent   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Liberty City   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
New Site   [Map]   757   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Our Town   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Ray   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Reeltown   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tallapoosa City   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Tallapoosa County ...

River Bend would have been located within present day Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

Curious and Interesting Names Near River Bend ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Thomas C. Russell Fld. (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   NNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Moton Fld. Muni. (FAA ID: 06A)   [Map]   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport  (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   ESE   28 miles [45.1 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 River Bend.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from River Bend. 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]   NW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   NE   101 miles [162.5 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   SSW   164 miles [263.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   SSW   178 miles [286.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Columbus Metro Airport  (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   ESE   57 miles [91.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Thomas C. Russell Fld. (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   NNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Moton Fld. Muni. (FAA ID: 06A)   [Map]   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport  (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   ESE   28 miles [45.1 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
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
  Website for Dothan Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Auburn - Opelika Airport   (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]
  Website for Auburn - Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
  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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
  Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
  Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 River Bend.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in River Bend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8015, Longitude: -85.8727     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for River Bend 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 River Bend), 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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