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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rudders Ferry.

This page contains six sections:

Around Rudders Ferry ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the west of Rudders Ferry. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Chattanooga (TN). It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the northeast of Rudders Ferry and has a population of 178,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Rudders Ferry and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dalton (GA)   [Map]   34,077   E   46 miles [74 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,839   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Collegedale (TN)   [Map]   11,437   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   21,302   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Manchester (TN)   [Map]   10,617   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Middle Valley Estates (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   11,813   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Soddy-Daisy (TN)   [Map]   13,217   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Soddy Lake Heights (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   19,273   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bridgeport   [Map]   2,337   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bryant   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fackler   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Flat Rock   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Higdon   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ider   [Map]   711   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pisgah   [Map]   707   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Stevenson   [Map]   1,977   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Cole City (GA)   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
New Hope (TN)   [Map]   1,063   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Orme (TN)   [Map]   113   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Richard City (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   3,097   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Jackson County ...

Rudders Ferry is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rudders Ferry ...

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.

Cedar Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Rudders Ferry   [Map]
Edgefield   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Eureka   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Flat Rock   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Harris   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Island Creek Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Liberty Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Overlook   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rash   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Rocky Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Summer Bluff   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Widows Creek Station   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Rudders Ferry.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Franklin Co. Airport   [Map]   UOS   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Winchester Muni.(ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]   BGF   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   34 miles [54.7 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 Rudders Ferry.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rudders Ferry. 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
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   101 miles [162.5 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSW   105 miles [169 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   114 miles [183.5 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   119 miles [191.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WSW   58 miles [93.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Franklin Co. Airport   [Map]   UOS   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Winchester Muni.(ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]   BGF   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   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.

Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Muni.   (ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tullahoma Rgnl.   (THA/KTHA)   [Map]
        Website for Tullahoma Regional 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
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rudders Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8584, Longitude: -85.7750     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rudders Ferry 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 Rudders Ferry), 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 Rudders Ferry.