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Introduction ...

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

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Around Sheppard ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Selma. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the northeast of Sheppard. Selma has a population of 19,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Greenville. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the east of Sheppard and has a population of 7,800 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 Sheppard and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Butler   [Map]   1,773   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,919   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Demopolis   [Map]   7,019   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,693   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Frisco City   [Map]   1,212   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Georgiana   [Map]   1,653   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,907   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,988   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,432   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   6,072   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mosses   [Map]   945   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,388   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   ---   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Anne Manie   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Arlington   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Boykin   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Buena Vista   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Coy   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Dickinson   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Franklin   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fulton   [Map]   258   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kimbrough   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Millers Ferry   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pine Hill   [Map]   912   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Vineland   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Vredenburgh   [Map]   293   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Yellow Bluff   [Map]   176   N   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Wilcox County ...

Sheppard is located in Wilcox County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wilcox County: Butler, Clarke, Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo & Monroe.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sheppard ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Coal Bluff   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Sheppard   [Map]
Dry Forks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Holly Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kings Log Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Lower Peach Tree   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Nellie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Pebble Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Rockwest   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Yellow Bluff   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Yellow Bluff Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   WNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   ENE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNW   28 miles [45.1 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 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 Sheppard.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sheppard. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   100 miles [160.9 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   113 miles [181.9 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   121 miles [194.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   ENE   68 miles [109.4 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   N   90 miles [144.8 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   SSW   95 miles [152.9 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SSW   95 miles [152.9 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   WSW   113 miles [181.9 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   WSW   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   WNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   ENE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNW   28 miles [45.1 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.

Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middleton Fld.   (ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        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
 
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
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Wilcox County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Sheppard.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Sheppard. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sheppard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sheppard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9113, Longitude: -87.4800     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sheppard 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 Sheppard), 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 Sheppard.