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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to South Highlands.

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Around South Highlands ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just southwest of South Highlands. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the south of South Highlands and has a population of 85,000 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 South Highlands and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   23 miles [37 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   S   5 miles [8 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alton   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cahaba Landing   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Chalkville   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fultondale   [Map]   9,084   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gate City   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Grayson Valley   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,359   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lola City   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Marks Village   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
New Castle   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tarrant   [Map]   6,268   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Vulcan City   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Zion City   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles

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

Jefferson County ...

South Highlands is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Highlands ...

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.

Airport Highlands   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of South Highlands   [Map]
Danville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Five Points East   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Gate City   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Holiday Gardens   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hunters Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Irondale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Kingsway Terrace   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Liberty Highlands   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Marks Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Mountain Forest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountain Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Plain View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Rock Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Rose Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Saddlebrook   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spring Garden   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Trotwood Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Woodlawn Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Zion City   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for South Highlands.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   E   38 miles [61.2 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 South Highlands.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from South Highlands. 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   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   131 miles [210.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   176 miles [283.2 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   212 miles [341.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   213 miles [342.8 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   215 miles [346 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   218 miles [350.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   73 miles [117.5 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   45 miles [72.4 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional 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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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 South Highlands. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 South Highlands.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Highlands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5698, Longitude: -86.7130     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Highlands 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 South Highlands), 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 South Highlands.