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Introduction ...

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

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Around Roanoke ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Auburn. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the south of Roanoke. Auburn has a population of 63,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Newnan (GA). It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the northeast of Roanoke and has a population of 37,900 people.

For comparison, Roanoke has a population of 6,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Roanoke and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Lanett   [Map]   6,393   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Opelika   [Map]   29,869   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Smith's Station   [Map]   5,341   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Valley   [Map]   9,377   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bremen (GA)   [Map]   6,421   N   41 miles [66 km]
Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   26,562   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   30,771   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Peachtree City (GA)   [Map]   35,186   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Tyrone (GA)   [Map]   7,215   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   15,201   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abanda   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Almond   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Daviston   [Map]   209   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Evansville   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Five Points   [Map]   140   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fredonia   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Frog Eye   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Penton   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rock Mills   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Standing Rock   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wadley   [Map]   737   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wedowee   [Map]   806   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Woodland   [Map]   183   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Glenn (GA)   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Randolph County ...

Roanoke is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roanoke ...

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.

Bacon Level   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Roanoke   [Map]
Blake   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Clackville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cornhouse   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Doublehead   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Friendship   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
High Pine   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
High Shoals   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Lee Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lime   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Level   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Mills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Roanoke ...

Looking for more information about Roanoke? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Roanoke, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Roanoke.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Roanoke Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Roanoke


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 Roanoke ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   S   Less than 2 miles
La Grange - Callaway Airport(ICAO: KLGC)   [Map]   LGC   ESE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lanett Muni.   [Map]   7A3   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Harris Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Harris Co. Airport   [Map]   PIM   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
West Georgia Rgnl.   [Map]   CTJ   NNE   35 miles [56.3 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 Roanoke.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Roanoke. 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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   64 miles [103 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   WNW   84 miles [135.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   S   Less than 2 miles
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SSE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SW   83 miles [133.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
La Grange - Callaway Airport(ICAO: KLGC)   [Map]   LGC   ESE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lanett Muni.   [Map]   7A3   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Harris Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Harris Co. Airport   [Map]   PIM   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
West Georgia Rgnl.   [Map]   CTJ   NNE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   AUO   S   36 miles [57.9 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.

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        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
 
La Grange - Callaway Airport   (ICAO: KLGC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Auburn - Opelika Airport   (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]
        Website for Auburn - Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Newnan Coweta Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCCO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
 
Middle Georgia Rgnl.   (MCN/KMCN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Roanoke. 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 Roanoke.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Roanoke. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Roanoke

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roanoke. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1453, Longitude: -85.3694     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roanoke 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 Roanoke), 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 Roanoke.