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Introduction ...

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

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Around Rutherford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Columbus (GA). It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the northeast of Rutherford. Columbus (GA) has a population of 197,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Auburn. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the north of Rutherford and has a population of 63,100 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 it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Clayton   [Map]   2,904   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,404   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
LaFayette   [Map]   2,968   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lanett   [Map]   6,393   N   46 miles [74 km]
Opelika   [Map]   29,869   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Phenix City   [Map]   37,132   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   8,777   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Smith's Station   [Map]   5,341   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tallassee   [Map]   4,759   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,722   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Union Springs   [Map]   3,749   W   23 miles [37 km]
Valley   [Map]   9,377   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   3,664   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
West Point (GA)   [Map]   ---   N   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Armstrong   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Comer   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cottonton   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Crawford   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fort Mitchell   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hatchechubbee   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Holy Trinity   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Hurtsboro   [Map]   593   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Marvyn   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Midway   [Map]   476   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pittsview   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Seale   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Spring Hill   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Three Notch   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Omaha (GA)   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]

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

Russell County ...

Rutherford is located in Russell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Russell County: Barbour, Bullock, Lee, Macon, Chattahoochee (GA), Muscogee (GA) & Stewart (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rutherford ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Boromville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest of Rutherford   [Map]
Creek Stand   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Glenville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hooks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hurtsboro   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Persons   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Poplar Springs (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Sandfort   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Weedon Fld.(ICAO: KEUF)   [Map]   EUF   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clayton Muni.   [Map]   11A   SSW   23 miles [37 km]
Moton Fld. Muni.   [Map]   06A   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Franklin Fld.   [Map]   07A   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   AUO   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   S   40 miles [64.4 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 Rutherford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rutherford. 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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NNE   112 miles [180.2 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NW   126 miles [202.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSW   137 miles [220.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SW   161 miles [259.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   S   60 miles [96.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   W   63 miles [101.4 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   N   64 miles [103 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   SE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Middle Georgia Rgnl.(MCN/KMCN)   [Map]   MCN   ENE   103 miles [165.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Weedon Fld.(ICAO: KEUF)   [Map]   EUF   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clayton Muni.   [Map]   11A   SSW   23 miles [37 km]
Moton Fld. Muni.   [Map]   06A   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Franklin Fld.   [Map]   07A   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   AUO   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Brundidge Muni.   [Map]   60A   SW   42 miles [67.6 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.

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middle Georgia Rgnl.   (MCN/KMCN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Weedon Fld.   (ICAO: KEUF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Auburn - Opelika Airport   (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]
        Website for Auburn - Opelika Robert G. Pitts 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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        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
 

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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 Rutherford.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rutherford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1890, Longitude: -85.3180     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rutherford 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 Rutherford), 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 Rutherford.