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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Royal Oaks.

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Around Royal Oaks ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the north of Royal Oaks. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the west of Royal Oaks and has a population of 99,500 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 Royal Oaks and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   5 miles [8 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Brantleyville   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Brighton   [Map]   2,833   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]   2,544   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lipscomb   [Map]   2,133   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mason City   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Maylene   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Meadowbrook   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
New Village   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Saginaw   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Shannon   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Siluria   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Shelby County ...

Royal Oaks is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Royal Oaks ...

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.

Chapel Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Royal Oaks   [Map]
Dearing Downs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Eden Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Fox Haven   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Fungo Hollow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hardy   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Helena   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
High Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hoover   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hunters Glen (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Indian Springs Ranch   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Indian Springs Village   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ivy Chase   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Keystone   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Kingwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Mallard Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mars Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Navajo Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Paramount   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Polo Trace   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Quail Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Rolling Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Roy Ford   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Shades Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Shadywood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Sky Ranch   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Valley Station   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Weeping Oaks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Whispering Oaks   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Royal Oaks.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   16 miles [25.7 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 Royal Oaks.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Royal Oaks. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   139 miles [223.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   193 miles [310.6 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   197 miles [317 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   198 miles [318.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   215 miles [346 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   46 miles [74 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   85 miles [136.8 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   90 miles [144.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   10 miles [16.1 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        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
 
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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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 Royal Oaks.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Royal Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3293, Longitude: -86.8214     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Royal Oaks 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 Royal Oaks), 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 Royal Oaks.