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The location of Scranton









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Scranton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the east of Scranton. Dothan has a population of 68,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It lies just north of Scranton and has a population of 28,200 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
Population
DirDistance
Abbeville   [Map]   2,567   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Andalusia   [Map]   8,787   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,122   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,875   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,365   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,592   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,683   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,770   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,468   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,428   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,037   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,722   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,526   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   6,442   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Marianna (FL)   [Map]   7,293   SE   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Battens Crossroads   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Bellwood   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Black   [Map]   208   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Central City   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Chancellor   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Clayhatchee   [Map]   581   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Coffee Springs   [Map]   226   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fort Rucker   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Holiday Village   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Level Plains   [Map]   2,029   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
New Brockton   [Map]   1,176   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Newton   [Map]   1,464   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Samson   [Map]   1,887   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Slocomb   [Map]   1,924   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Esto (FL)   [Map]   352   SE   18 miles [29 km]

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

Geneva County ...

Scranton 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 Scranton ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Enterprise Muni. (FAA ID: EDN)   [Map]   NNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Geneva Muni. (FAA ID: 33J)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Carl Folsom Airport (FAA ID: 14J)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Blackwell Fld. (FAA ID: 71J)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dothan Rgnl.  (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tri-Co. Airport (FAA ID: 1J0)   [Map]   SSE   27 miles [43.5 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 Scranton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Scranton. 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   63 miles [101.4 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   WSW   93 miles [149.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Dothan Rgnl.  (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl.  (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   S   68 miles [109.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   NNW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl. (ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ENE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl.  (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   ESE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Columbus Metro Airport  (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   NNE   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Enterprise Muni. (FAA ID: EDN)   [Map]   NNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Geneva Muni. (FAA ID: 33J)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Carl Folsom Airport (FAA ID: 14J)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Blackwell Fld. (FAA ID: 71J)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tri-Co. Airport (FAA ID: 1J0)   [Map]   SSE   27 miles [43.5 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
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
  Website for Tallahassee 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
 
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
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bob Sikes Airport   (ICAO: KCEW)   [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
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
  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 Scranton. 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 Scranton.

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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 from Point A (ie- Scranton) 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 Scranton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scranton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scranton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1929, Longitude: -85.8421     [Map].

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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 Scranton), 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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