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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Smiths Ford.

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Around Smiths Ford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northeast of Smiths Ford. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Smiths Ford and has a population of 99,500 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 you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,359   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Selma   [Map]   18,983   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abernant   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Brent   [Map]   4,919   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Brookwood   [Map]   1,827   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,708   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Coaling   [Map]   1,642   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Duncanville   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
East Town   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Eddings   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Green Pond   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Italian Town   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
North Bibb   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Scottsville   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Vance   [Map]   1,501   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
West Blocton   [Map]   1,263   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Woodstock   [Map]   1,569   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Bibb County ...

Smiths Ford is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Smiths Ford ...

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.

Bucktown (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Smiths Ford   [Map]
Choctaw Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Egypt (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Flat Top   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Italian Town   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Johnstown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Little Hope   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Pratt Ferry (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Primitive Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Red Eagle   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stacks Hill (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Youngbloods Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   ESE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   SSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   WSW   41 miles [66 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 Smiths Ford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Smiths Ford. 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   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   164 miles [263.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   177 miles [284.9 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   181 miles [291.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   210 miles [338 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   214 miles [344.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   69 miles [111 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   106 miles [170.6 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   ESE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   SSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   WSW   41 miles [66 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.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 Smiths Ford.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smiths Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0462, Longitude: -87.1989     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smiths Ford 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 Smiths Ford), 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 Smiths Ford.