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Introduction ...

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

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Around Sigma ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the west of Sigma. Dothan has a population of 68,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the west of Sigma 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 and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Clayton   [Map]   2,904   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,404   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,638   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,741   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,750   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Chattahoochee (FL)   [Map]   3,152   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,580   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marianna (FL)   [Map]   9,052   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bainbridge (GA)   [Map]   12,274   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Blakely (GA)   [Map]   4,702   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   3,664   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   2,637   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashford   [Map]   2,149   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Avon   [Map]   505   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Columbia   [Map]   729   E   5 miles [8 km]
Cottonwood   [Map]   1,255   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cowarts   [Map]   1,994   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gordon   [Map]   327   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Grimes   [Map]   542   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Haleburg   [Map]   101   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kinsey   [Map]   2,187   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Napier Field   [Map]   344   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Newville   [Map]   517   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Oakey Grove   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Parish   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Webb   [Map]   1,396   W   5 miles [8 km]
Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Houston County ...

Sigma 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 Sigma ...

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.

Barber   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Sigma   [Map]
Cedar Springs (GA)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Forest Park   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Freeman (GA)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gordon   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gordon Landing   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Headland   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hebron   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Liberty (GA)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pansey   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Plains   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rock Hill (GA)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Shady Heights   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Young America   -   10 miles [16.1 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 Sigma.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Early Co. Airport(ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]   BIJ   ENE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Donalsonville Muni.   [Map]   17J   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Marianna Muni.(ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]   MAI   S   30 miles [48.3 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 Sigma.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sigma. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SW   96 miles [154.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   WSW   130 miles [209.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NNE   168 miles [270.4 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   181 miles [291.3 km]
Jacksonville Intl. (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]   JAX   ESE   214 miles [344.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   ENE   61 miles [98.2 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SSW   79 miles [127.1 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl. (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   TLH   SE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   N   86 miles [138.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NW   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Early Co. Airport(ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]   BIJ   ENE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Donalsonville Muni.   [Map]   17J   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Marianna Muni.(ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]   MAI   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cuthbert - Randolph Airport   [Map]   25J   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   SW   38 miles [61.2 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
 
Early Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marianna Muni.   (ICAO: KMAI)   [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
 
Decatur Co. Air Park   (BGE/KBGE)   [Map]
        Website for Decatur County Industrial Air Park
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Weedon Fld.   (ICAO: KEUF)   [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
 
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
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        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
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Houston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sigma. 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 Sigma.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sigma. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2821, Longitude: -85.1972     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sigma 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 Sigma), 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 Sigma.