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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rock Creek.

This page contains six sections:

Around Rock Creek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Florence. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the northeast of Rock Creek. Florence has a population of 40,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tulu (TN). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northwest of Rock Creek and has a population of 18,900 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 Rock Creek and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,343   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   S   46 miles [74 km]
Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   3,332   W   41 miles [66 km]
Booneville (MS)   [Map]   8,744   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,818   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,066   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   5,008   W   46 miles [74 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   NW   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Burntout   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cherokee   [Map]   1,009   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Hodges   [Map]   284   S   18 miles [29 km]
Littleville   [Map]   981   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Phil Campbell   [Map]   1,273   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Red Bay   [Map]   3,119   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Spruce Pine   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vina   [Map]   356   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Belmont (MS)   [Map]   2,032   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Golden (MS)   [Map]   189   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   336   W   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Rock Creek is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Creek ...

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.

Crooked Oak   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Rock Creek   [Map]
Hawk Pride   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hub (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Zion (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mountain Mills (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Red Rock   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sand Lick (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Slickrock Ford (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   WSW   31 miles [49.9 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 Rock Creek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rock Creek. 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   SE   97 miles [156.1 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   120 miles [193.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   126 miles [202.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   210 miles [338 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   64 miles [103 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   S   96 miles [154.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   32 miles [51.5 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.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth 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
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        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
 
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 Rock Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 Rock Creek.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5968, Longitude: -87.9167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Creek 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 Rock Creek), 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 Rock Creek.