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Rocky Ford, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rocky Ford.

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Around Rocky Ford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northeast of Rocky Ford. Tuscaloosa has a population of 99,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Northport. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the north of Rocky Ford and has a population of 25,000 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 and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Aliceville   [Map]   2,357   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Brent   [Map]   4,919   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Brookwood   [Map]   1,827   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,708   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Demopolis   [Map]   7,019   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,749   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,365   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,988   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,454   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,432   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Moundville   [Map]   2,436   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,388   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   ---   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
York   [Map]   2,373   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Macon (MS)   [Map]   2,614   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Akron   [Map]   334   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Arcola   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Boligee   [Map]   306   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Clinton   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Epes   [Map]   181   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Forkland   [Map]   597   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gainesville   [Map]   195   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gallion   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Knoxville   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Moore Town   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Newbern   [Map]   178   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Oak Village   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Prairieville   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sawyerville   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Union   [Map]   221   N   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

Greene County ...

Rocky Ford is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Ford ...

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.

Birdeye   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Rocky Ford   [Map]
Braggville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Five Points   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Forkland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Glovers Ferry   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Jennings Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Lock Five   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Merryweathers Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Roe Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Thornhill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   ESE   29 miles [46.7 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 Rocky Ford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rocky Ford. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSE   158 miles [254.3 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   171 miles [275.2 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   202 miles [325.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   207 miles [333.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   245 miles [394.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   ESE   88 miles [141.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   ESE   29 miles [46.7 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
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [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
Key Fld.   (MEI/KMEI)   [Map]
        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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7060, Longitude: -87.8417     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Ford 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 Rocky Ford), 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 Rocky Ford.