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The location of Samson









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Samson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the east of Samson. Dothan has a population of 68,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the northeast of Samson and has a population of 28,200 people.

For comparison, Samson has a population of 1,900 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Samson and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Andalusia   [Map]   8,787   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,122   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,875   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,365   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,683   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,770   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,468   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,428   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,037   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,722   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,526   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Crestview (FL)   [Map]   23,856   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   6,442   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Niceville (FL)   [Map]   15,249   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Valparaiso (FL)   [Map]   4,946   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Battens Crossroads   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bellwood   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Beulah   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Black   [Map]   208   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Central City   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Chancellor   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Coffee Springs   [Map]   226   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
County Line   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Florala   [Map]   1,913   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Horn Hill   [Map]   225   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Kinston   [Map]   545   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lockhart   [Map]   504   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Onycha   [Map]   184   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Scranton   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Paxton (FL)   [Map]   797   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Geneva County ...

Samson is located in Geneva County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Geneva County: Coffee, Covington, Dale, Houston, Holmes (FL) & Walton (FL).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Samson ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Samson ...

Looking for more information about Samson? 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 Samson, 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 Samson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Samson


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 Samson ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Geneva Muni. (FAA ID: 33J)   [Map]   ESE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Enterprise Muni. (FAA ID: EDN)   [Map]   NNE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Florala Muni. (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   WSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Carl Folsom Airport (FAA ID: 14J)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
South Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Defuniak Springs Airport (FAA ID: 54J)   [Map]   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tri-Co. Airport (FAA ID: 1J0)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Blackwell Fld. (FAA ID: 71J)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 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 Samson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Samson. 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]   SW   51 miles [82.1 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   WSW   80 miles [128.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Dothan Rgnl.  (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   ENE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl.  (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   SSE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   NNW   84 miles [135.2 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl.  (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   ESE   112 miles [180.2 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl. (ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ENE   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Geneva Muni. (FAA ID: 33J)   [Map]   ESE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Enterprise Muni. (FAA ID: EDN)   [Map]   NNE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Florala Muni. (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   WSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Carl Folsom Airport (FAA ID: 14J)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
South Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Defuniak Springs Airport (FAA ID: 54J)   [Map]   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tri-Co. Airport (FAA ID: 1J0)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Blackwell Fld. (FAA ID: 71J)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
  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
 
Florala Muni.   (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]
  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
 
Bob Sikes Airport   (ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marianna Muni.   (ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Destin Airport   (ICAO: KDTS)   [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
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
  Website for Dothan Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
  Website for Panama City - Bay County 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
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
  Website for Tallahassee Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Geneva County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://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 Samson.

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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- Samson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Samson. 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 Samson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Samson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1124, Longitude: -86.0463     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Samson 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 Samson), 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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