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Rutan, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Rutan ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Prichard. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the south of Rutan. Prichard has a population of 22,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saraland. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the south of Rutan and has a population of 13,900 people.

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

Community   2016
Atmore   [Map]   10,022   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Butler   [Map]   1,773   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Chatom   [Map]   1,231   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,908   S   46 miles [74 km]
Citronelle   [Map]   3,885   S   23 miles [37 km]
Creola   [Map]   1,961   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,907   E   18 miles [29 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   1,510   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   S   41 miles [66 km]
Semmes   [Map]   4,155   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   3,043   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   4,944   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Barlow   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bassetts Creek   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bigbee   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Frankville   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fruitdale   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hobson   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Leroy   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
McIntosh   [Map]   225   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Millry   [Map]   522   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Saint Stephen's   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sims Chapel   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sunflower   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Tibbie   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wagarville   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Yellow Pine   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Washington County ...

Rutan is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, Greene (MS) & Wayne (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rutan ...

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.

Ballfield Landing   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast of Rutan   [Map]
Carpenter   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Carson   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Four Point   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Frankville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Fruitdale   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
German Ford   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Jordan   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Leroy   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Oil Well Landing   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Seaboard   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunflower   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Uniform   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Yellow Pine   -   14 miles [22.5 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 Rutan.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNW   Less than 2 miles
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Waynesboro Muni.   [Map]   2R0   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   NE   30 miles [48.3 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 Rutan.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rutan. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   118 miles [189.9 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   168 miles [270.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   S   51 miles [82.1 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   S   56 miles [90.1 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   W   63 miles [101.4 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   W   67 miles [107.8 km]
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   GPT   SW   88 miles [141.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNW   Less than 2 miles
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Waynesboro Muni.   [Map]   2R0   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   NE   30 miles [48.3 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.

Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        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
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
        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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rutan.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rutan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4396, Longitude: -88.1895     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rutan 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 Rutan), 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 Rutan.