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The location of Rome









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Rome ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Enterprise. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the east of Rome. Enterprise has a population of 28,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Crestview (FL). It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the south of Rome and has a population of 23,900 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 and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Andalusia   [Map]   8,787   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Atmore   [Map]   9,890   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Brewton   [Map]   5,236   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,875   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,676   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,365   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,632   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   5,927   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,468   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   6,442   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fort Walton Beach (FL)   [Map]   21,895   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Mary Esther (FL)   [Map]   4,291   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Milton (FL)   [Map]   9,986   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Niceville (FL)   [Map]   15,249   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Valparaiso (FL)   [Map]   4,946   S   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bradley   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Brooklyn   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Carolina   [Map]   295   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Centerville   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Heath   [Map]   254   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Libertyville   [Map]   114   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lockhart   [Map]   504   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Nymph   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Red Level   [Map]   477   N   18 miles [29 km]
River Falls   [Map]   521   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sanford   [Map]   254   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Wing   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cannon Town (FL)   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   601   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Svea (FL)   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Covington County ...

Rome is located in Covington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Covington County: Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Escambia, Geneva, Okaloosa (FL) & Walton (FL).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rome ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
South Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Florala Muni. (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Brewton Muni. (FAA ID: 12J)   [Map]   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bob Sikes Airport (ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Middleton Fld. (ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Carl Folsom Airport (FAA ID: 14J)   [Map]   ENE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Peter Prince Fld. (FAA ID: 2R4)   [Map]   SSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Defuniak Springs Airport (FAA ID: 54J)   [Map]   SE   41 miles [66 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 Rome.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rome. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   S   46 miles [74 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   SW   55 miles [88.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Dothan Rgnl.  (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   E   73 miles [117.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   N   81 miles [130.4 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl.  (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   SE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   WSW   90 miles [144.8 km]
Mobile Rgnl.  (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   WSW   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
South Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Florala Muni. (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Brewton Muni. (FAA ID: 12J)   [Map]   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bob Sikes Airport (ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Middleton Fld. (ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Carl Folsom Airport (FAA ID: 14J)   [Map]   ENE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Peter Prince Fld. (FAA ID: 2R4)   [Map]   SSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Defuniak Springs Airport (FAA ID: 54J)   [Map]   SE   41 miles [66 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.

Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Florala Muni.   (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bob Sikes Airport   (ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middleton Fld.   (ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]
  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
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
  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
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
  Website for Jacksonville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
  Website for Dothan Regional 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
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
  Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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- Rome) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rome. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1418, Longitude: -86.6688     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rome 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 Rome), 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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