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Safford, Alabama

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The location of Safford

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Safford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Selma. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the northeast of Safford. Selma has a population of 18,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Demopolis. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the northwest of Safford and has a population of 6,900 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 are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Autaugaville   [Map]   855   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Brent   [Map]   4,864   N   46 miles [74 km]
Butler   [Map]   1,738   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,845   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,680   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,687   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,314   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,456   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,936   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,314   N   23 miles [37 km]
Mosses   [Map]   914   E   41 miles [66 km]
Pine Hill   [Map]   881   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   3,943   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,320   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   3,713   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Alberta   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Anne Manie   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Arlington   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Boykin   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Browns   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Catherine   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dayton   [Map]   47   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Faunsdale   [Map]   93   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Freetown   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kimbrough   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Marion Junction   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Millers Ferry   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Orrville   [Map]   178   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Thomaston   [Map]   386   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
The Village   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Dallas County ...

Safford is located in Dallas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dallas County: Autauga, Chilton, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry & Wilcox.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Safford ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Safford ...

Looking for more information about Safford? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Safford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Safford.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Safford Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Safford

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 Safford ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Vaiden Fld. (FAA ID: A08)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Camden Muni. (FAA ID: 61A)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Craig Fld. (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pine Hill Muni. (FAA ID: 71A)   [Map]   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Greensboro Muni. (FAA ID: 7A0)   [Map]   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Demopolis Muni. (FAA ID: DYA)   [Map]   WNW   36 miles [57.9 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 Safford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Safford. 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
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   NNE   95 miles [152.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   S   125 miles [201.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   SSE   134 miles [215.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ENE   194 miles [312.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   E   57 miles [91.7 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   NNW   65 miles [104.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Vaiden Fld. (FAA ID: A08)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Camden Muni. (FAA ID: 61A)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Craig Fld. (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pine Hill Muni. (FAA ID: 71A)   [Map]   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Greensboro Muni. (FAA ID: 7A0)   [Map]   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Demopolis Muni. (FAA ID: DYA)   [Map]   WNW   36 miles [57.9 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  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
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville 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
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Dallas County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Safford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Safford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Safford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Safford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2879, Longitude: -87.3714     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Safford 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 Safford), 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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