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The location of Rollins









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Rollins ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northwest of where Rollins would have been located. Huntsville has a population of 195,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the south of Rollins and has a population of 35,400 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 Rollins and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,392   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Anniston   [Map]   21,770   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,652   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Clay   [Map]   ---   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,385   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,071   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,612   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,956   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,180   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,676   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,555   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,484   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,827   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,939   E   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alabama City   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cotnam   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Crossville   [Map]   1,847   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dawson   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Douglas   [Map]   768   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Horton   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ivalee   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mountainboro   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Rabbit Town   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Reece City   [Map]   627   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ridgeville   [Map]   107   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sardis City   [Map]   1,796   SW   Less than 2 miles
Turkeytown   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Whitesboro   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Etowah County ...

Rollins would have been located within present day 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 Rollins ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Albertville Rgnl. (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   WNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Guntersville Muni. (FAA ID: 8A1)   [Map]   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Robbins Fld. (FAA ID: 20A)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Centre Muni. (FAA ID: C22)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl. (FAA ID: PYP)   [Map]   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Isbell Fld. (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   NE   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Rollins.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rollins. 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]   SW   56 miles [90.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ESE   102 miles [164.2 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   NNW   138 miles [222.1 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport  (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   NE   163 miles [262.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lovell Fld.  (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   NE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   SSE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   WNW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   SW   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Albertville Rgnl. (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   WNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Guntersville Muni. (FAA ID: 8A1)   [Map]   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Robbins Fld. (FAA ID: 20A)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Centre Muni. (FAA ID: C22)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl. (FAA ID: PYP)   [Map]   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Isbell Fld. (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   NE   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International 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
 
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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Rollins.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rollins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1820, Longitude: -86.0964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rollins 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 Rollins), 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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