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Introduction ...

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

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Around South Orchard ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the north of South Orchard. Mobile has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Biloxi (MS). It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the west of South Orchard and has a population of 46,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from South Orchard and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Daphne   [Map]   25,913   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   19,421   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Foley   [Map]   17,607   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gulf Shores   [Map]   11,689   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Prichard   [Map]   22,185   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   5,990   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Saraland   [Map]   13,942   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
D'Iberville (MS)   [Map]   11,503   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Gautier (MS)   [Map]   18,471   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   13,570   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Ocean Springs (MS)   [Map]   17,652   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   21,981   W   24 miles [38.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabama Port   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bayou La Batre   [Map]   2,513   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bellefontaine   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Coden   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Country Club Village   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dauphin Island   [Map]   1,261   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Grand Bay   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Irvington   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Mon Louis   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Montrose   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Park City   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Point Clear   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Saint Elmo   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Theodore   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Tillmans Corner   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Mobile County ...

South Orchard is located in Mobile County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mobile County: Baldwin, Washington, George (MS), Greene (MS) & Jackson (MS). Mobile Bay is to the east and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Orchard ...

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.

Fernland   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West of South Orchard   [Map]
Forest Park   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Grand Bay   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Gulf Dale   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Heron Bay   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Lloyds   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadow Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Nelson   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Quail Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Suburban Heights   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunny Cove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunset Ranch   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   WNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Trent Lott Intl. (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]   PQL   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   E   26 miles [41.8 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 Orchard.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from South Orchard. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   E   57 miles [91.7 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   E   96 miles [154.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   WNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Trent Lott Intl. (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]   PQL   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   ESE   30 miles [48.3 km]
North Mobile Co. Airport   [Map]   15A   NNE   32 miles [51.5 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.

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
 
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Trent Lott Intl.   (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]
        Website for Trent Lott International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [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
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional 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 Orchard. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.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 South Orchard.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Orchard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4649, Longitude: -88.1506     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Orchard 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 Orchard), 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 Orchard.