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Introduction ...

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

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Around Saks ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gadsden. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Saks. Gadsden has a population of 35,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Carrollton (GA). It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the east of Saks and has a population of 26,600 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.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Clay   [Map]   ---   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,359   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,940   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,823   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,540   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abel   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Alexandria   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Blue Mountain   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Blue Springs   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Booker T City   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bynum   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Choccolocco   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cobb Town   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
De Armanville   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Friendship   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hobson City   [Map]   761   S   5 miles [8 km]
Iron City   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Weaver   [Map]   3,076   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wellington   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
White Plains   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Calhoun County ...

Saks is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saks ...

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.

Bush   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Saks   [Map]
Golden Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Halls Chapel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
June Bug (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lakeview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mechanicsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Peaceburg   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wayside   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Weaver   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   NW   23 miles [37 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   WSW   25 miles [40.2 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 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 Saks.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Saks. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   W   53 miles [85.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   81 miles [130.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SSE   96 miles [154.5 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSW   101 miles [162.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   NW   23 miles [37 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   WSW   25 miles [40.2 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.

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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville 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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Calhoun County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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 Saks.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Saks. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saks) 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 Saks. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saks

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6987, Longitude: -85.8397     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saks 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 Saks), 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 Saks.