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The location of Rock Springs









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Rock Springs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Meridian (MS). It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the northwest of Rock Springs. Meridian (MS) has a population of 37,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Demopolis. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northeast of Rock Springs and has a population of 6,900 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 Rock Springs and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Butler   [Map]   1,738   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chatom   [Map]   1,211   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,456   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,790   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,936   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,333   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   3,943   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
York   [Map]   2,280   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   1,034   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Decatur (MS)   [Map]   1,758   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Marion (MS)   [Map]   1,526   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Newton (MS)   [Map]   3,219   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Quitman (MS)   [Map]   2,151   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Stonewall (MS)   [Map]   1,002   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   4,903   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bolinger   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Choctaw City   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Cromwell   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gilbertown   [Map]   200   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jachin   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lisman   [Map]   493   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Melvin   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Needham   [Map]   88   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pelham   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pennington   [Map]   208   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Putnam   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Toxey   [Map]   128   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ward   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Junction City (MS)   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Whynot (MS)   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Choctaw County ...

Rock Springs is located in Choctaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Choctaw County: Clarke, Marengo, Sumter, Washington, Clarke (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Wayne (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Springs ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clarke Co. Airport (FAA ID: 23M)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Key Fld. (MEI/KMEI)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Waynesboro Muni. (FAA ID: 2R0)   [Map]   SSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Demopolis Muni. (FAA ID: DYA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ENE   40 miles [64.4 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 Springs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rock Springs. 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
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   SSE   130 miles [209.2 km]
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   NE   138 miles [222.1 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   SE   154 miles [247.8 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   NNW   224 miles [360.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.  (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   SW   70 miles [112.7 km]
Hattiesburg Muni.  (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   SW   76 miles [122.3 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   NNE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Mobile Rgnl.  (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   S   96 miles [154.5 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   S   101 miles [162.5 km]
Jackson - Evers Intl.  (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]   W   101 miles [162.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   E   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clarke Co. Airport (FAA ID: 23M)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Key Fld. (MEI/KMEI)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Waynesboro Muni. (FAA ID: 2R0)   [Map]   SSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Demopolis Muni. (FAA ID: DYA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ENE   40 miles [64.4 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.

Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
  Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jackson - Evers Intl.   (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
  Website for Jackson - Evers International 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
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Key Fld.   (MEI/KMEI)   [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
 
Hesler - Noble Fld.   (LUL/KLUL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis 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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
  Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
  Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
  Website for Mobile Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Choctaw County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0785, Longitude: -88.3664     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Springs 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 Springs), 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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