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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Snake Creek.

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Around Snake Creek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Chattanooga (TN). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northeast of where Snake Creek would have been located. Chattanooga (TN) has a population of 178,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Rome (GA). It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southeast of Snake Creek and has a population of 36,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Snake Creek and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   W   18 miles [29 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,445   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Dalton (GA)   [Map]   34,077   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,839   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Collegedale (TN)   [Map]   11,437   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   21,302   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Middle Valley Estates (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   11,813   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alpine   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bootsville   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Douglas   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dutton   [Map]   308   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Flat Rock   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hammondville   [Map]   485   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Henagar   [Map]   2,339   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Ider   [Map]   711   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mentone   [Map]   366   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pine Ridge   [Map]   282   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pisgah   [Map]   707   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Powell   [Map]   954   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rainsville   [Map]   5,015   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sylvania   [Map]   1,850   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Valley Head   [Map]   550   E   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

DeKalb County ...

Snake Creek would have been located within present day DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Snake Creek ...

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.

Blake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Snake Creek   [Map]
Central   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Council Bluff   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Elliott Crossroads   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
High Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Keith   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Mays Gulf (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
New Home   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stamp   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Valley Head   -   6 miles [9.7 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 Snake Creek.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   WNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   WSW   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 Snake Creek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Snake Creek. 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   SW   92 miles [148.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   117 miles [188.3 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   128 miles [206 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   W   59 miles [95 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   S   103 miles [165.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   WNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   WSW   33 miles [53.1 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.

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
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        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
 
Winchester Muni.   (ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International 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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Snake Creek.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snake Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6020, Longitude: -85.7286     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snake Creek 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 Snake Creek), 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 Snake Creek.