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The location of Rock Spring









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Rock Spring ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northeast of Rock Spring. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It lies just northwest of Rock Spring and has a population of 35,400 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,392   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Anniston   [Map]   21,770   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,652   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Clay   [Map]   ---   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,071   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,612   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Leeds   [Map]   12,031   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,956   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,180   S   23 miles [37 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,676   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,484   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,426   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,827   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,939   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alabama City   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Angel   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ballplay   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Banner   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Coat's Bend   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cobb City   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Cochran Springs   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Edwardsville   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,152   NW   Less than 2 miles
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,269   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Oak Level   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,555   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,731   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wellington   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Etowah County ...

Rock Spring is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Spring ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   WNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   WNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl. (FAA ID: PYP)   [Map]   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Centre Muni. (FAA ID: C22)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Anniston Metro Airport (ANB/KANB)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Talladega Muni. (FAA ID: ASN)   [Map]   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Robbins Fld. (FAA ID: 20A)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Rock Spring.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rock Spring. 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]   WSW   54 miles [86.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ESE   87 miles [140 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   SSE   63 miles [101.4 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   NW   69 miles [111 km]
Lovell Fld.  (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   NNE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   WSW   109 miles [175.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   WNW   111 miles [178.6 km]
Columbus Metro Airport  (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   SSE   113 miles [181.9 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   SSW   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   WNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   WNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl. (FAA ID: PYP)   [Map]   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Centre Muni. (FAA ID: C22)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Anniston Metro Airport (ANB/KANB)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Talladega Muni. (FAA ID: ASN)   [Map]   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Robbins Fld. (FAA ID: 20A)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Alabama 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
  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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
  Website for Lovell Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Etowah County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 Rock Spring.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Spring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9368, Longitude: -85.9105     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Spring 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 Rock Spring), 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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