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The location of Roba









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Roba ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the west of Roba. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Columbus (GA). It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the northeast of Roba and has a population of 194,000 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 Roba and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alexander City   [Map]   14,595   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Auburn   [Map]   63,973   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,044   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lanett   [Map]   6,271   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,318   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Opelika   [Map]   30,240   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Phenix City   [Map]   36,219   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   9,322   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Smith's Station   [Map]   5,418   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tallassee   [Map]   4,671   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,037   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,544   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Valley   [Map]   9,259   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,148   NW   41 miles [66 km]
West Point (GA)   [Map]   3,725   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Armstrong   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Calebee   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Comer   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fitzpatrick   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fort Davis   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Franklin   [Map]   129   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hardaway   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hatchechubbee   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Hurtsboro   [Map]   580   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Midway   [Map]   465   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Smuteye   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Spring Hill   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Three Notch   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Union Springs   [Map]   3,550   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Macon County ...

Roba is located in Macon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Macon County: Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Montgomery, Russell & Tallapoosa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roba ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Franklin Fld. (FAA ID: 07A)   [Map]   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Moton Fld. Muni. (FAA ID: 06A)   [Map]   NNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Clayton Muni. (FAA ID: 11A)   [Map]   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport  (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Weedon Fld. (ICAO: KEUF)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 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 Roba.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Roba. 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   113 miles [181.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   NNE   117 miles [188.3 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   SSW   133 miles [214 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   SW   154 miles [247.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Columbus Metro Airport  (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   ENE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   W   46 miles [74 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   NNE   62 miles [99.8 km]
Dothan Rgnl.  (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   S   64 miles [103 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl. (ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ESE   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Franklin Fld. (FAA ID: 07A)   [Map]   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Moton Fld. Muni. (FAA ID: 06A)   [Map]   NNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Clayton Muni. (FAA ID: 11A)   [Map]   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport  (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Weedon Fld. (ICAO: KEUF)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 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
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middle Georgia Rgnl.   (MCN/KMCN)   [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
 
Weedon Fld.   (ICAO: KEUF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [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
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [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
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
  Website for Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
  Website for Jacksonville 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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
  Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Roba. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Roba.

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roba) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roba. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2440, Longitude: -85.5941     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roba 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 Roba), 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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