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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Shoemaker Springs.

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Around Shoemaker Springs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the east of where Shoemaker Springs would have been located. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the southeast of Shoemaker Springs and has a population of 55,100 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 Shoemaker Springs and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   7,051   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   11,600   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   N   26 miles [41.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson   [Map]   276   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bethel   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cairo   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Cedar Hill   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Courtland   [Map]   599   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elkmont   [Map]   469   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   521   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lester   [Map]   122   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lexington   [Map]   718   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
North Courtland   [Map]   614   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,220   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   519   N   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Limestone County ...

Shoemaker Springs would have been located within present day Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shoemaker Springs ...

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.

Cairo   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Shoemaker Springs   [Map]
Cave Spring   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cedar Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Confluence   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Elk Shores   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Hurricane (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Moody Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Oliver   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Poplar Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Romine   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Shanghai   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SSE   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 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 Shoemaker Springs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Shoemaker Springs. 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   SSE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   92 miles [148.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SSE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   E   35 miles [56.3 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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal 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
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama 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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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 Shoemaker Springs.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shoemaker Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8445, Longitude: -87.1828     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shoemaker Springs 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 Shoemaker Springs), 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 Shoemaker Springs.