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Saco, Alabama

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The location of Saco

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Saco ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northwest of Saco. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Auburn. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northeast of Saco and has a population of 64,000 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 starting from Saco and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Clayton   [Map]   2,871   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,122   S   46 miles [74 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,875   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Enterprise   [Map]   28,247   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,044   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,632   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,683   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,318   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,428   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   9,322   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tallassee   [Map]   4,671   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,037   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,544   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Union Springs   [Map]   3,550   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,148   NW   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Banks   [Map]   168   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Brundidge   [Map]   1,952   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fitzpatrick   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Louisville   [Map]   468   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
McClure Town   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Meeksville   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Midway   [Map]   465   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Needmore   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Orion   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Perote   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pine Level   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Smuteye   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Three Notch   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Pike County ...

Saco is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saco ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Troy Muni. (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]   WSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Franklin Fld. (FAA ID: 07A)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Brundidge Muni. (FAA ID: 60A)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clayton Muni. (FAA ID: 11A)   [Map]   ESE   20 miles [32.2 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 Saco.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Saco. 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]   SSW   109 miles [175.4 km]
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   NNW   123 miles [197.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   SW   130 miles [209.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   NNE   141 miles [226.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Dothan Rgnl.  (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   SSE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Columbus Metro Airport  (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   NE   64 miles [103 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   NNE   85 miles [136.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Troy Muni. (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]   WSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Franklin Fld. (FAA ID: 07A)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Brundidge Muni. (FAA ID: 60A)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clayton Muni. (FAA ID: 11A)   [Map]   ESE   20 miles [32.2 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
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
  Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Weedon Fld.   (ICAO: KEUF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional 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
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
  Website for Savannah / Hilton Head International 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
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
  Website for Dothan Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
  Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Saco.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Saco) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9552, Longitude: -85.8208     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saco 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 Saco), 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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