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Sherwood Forest, Alabama
(Houston County)

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sherwood Forest.

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Around Sherwood Forest ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It lies immediately south of Sherwood Forest. Dothan has a population of 68,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the west of Sherwood Forest and has a population of 28,000 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 Sherwood Forest and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Clayton   [Map]   2,904   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   W   18 miles [29 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,404   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,638   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,741   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,586   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,750   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Chattahoochee (FL)   [Map]   3,152   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,580   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Marianna (FL)   [Map]   9,052   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Blakely (GA)   [Map]   4,702   E   29 miles [46.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Ashford   [Map]   2,149   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Avon   [Map]   505   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cowarts   [Map]   1,994   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Grimes   [Map]   542   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Kinsey   [Map]   2,187   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Malvern   [Map]   1,437   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Midland City   [Map]   2,366   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Napier Field   [Map]   344   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Parish   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Parker Village   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pinckard   [Map]   627   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rehobeth   [Map]   1,482   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Taylor   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Webb   [Map]   1,396   E   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Houston County ...

Sherwood Forest is located in Houston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Houston County: Dale, Geneva, Henry, Jackson (FL), Early (GA) & Seminole (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sherwood Forest ...

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.

Chickasaw Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Sherwood Forest   [Map]
Cottondale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Forest Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Acres   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Griffin Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Kelly Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Melody Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Parish   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Peach Tree Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Rock Creek Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Shady Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Silver Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stadium Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Whispering Pines   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Young America   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   NNW   5 miles [8 km]
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   NNE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   NNE   26 miles [41.8 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 Sherwood Forest.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sherwood Forest. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SW   84 miles [135.2 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   WSW   118 miles [189.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NNE   174 miles [280 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   178 miles [286.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   NNW   5 miles [8 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SSW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   ENE   74 miles [119.1 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl. (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   TLH   SE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NNE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NW   93 miles [149.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   NNE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   SSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Marianna Muni.(ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]   MAI   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Early Co. Airport(ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]   BIJ   ENE   31 miles [49.9 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.

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
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
Marianna Muni.   (ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Early Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBIJ)   [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
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Houston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.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 Sherwood Forest.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherwood Forest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2474, Longitude: -85.4060     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherwood Forest 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 Sherwood Forest), 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 Sherwood Forest.