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Introduction ...

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

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Around Spinks ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the southwest of Spinks. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Columbus (GA). It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the southeast of Spinks and has a population of 197,000 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 Spinks and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Auburn   [Map]   63,118   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lanett   [Map]   6,393   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Opelika   [Map]   29,869   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Phenix City   [Map]   37,132   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   8,777   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Roanoke   [Map]   5,984   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Smith's Station   [Map]   5,341   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,540   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Tallassee   [Map]   4,759   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,722   S   23 miles [37 km]
Valley   [Map]   9,377   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,219   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   30,771   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Agricola   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
The Bottle   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Camp Hill   [Map]   975   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cusseta   [Map]   123   E   18 miles [29 km]
Dadeville   [Map]   3,128   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Frog Eye   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   801   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
LaFayette   [Map]   2,968   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Liberty City   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Loachapoka   [Map]   199   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Notasulga   [Map]   850   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Penton   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Reeltown   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ridgewood Village   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Waverly   [Map]   148   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Tallapoosa County ...

Spinks is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spinks ...

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.

Farmville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast of Spinks   [Map]
Gold Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
James   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Jamesville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Jones Mill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mary   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
New Harmony   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Ponders   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Ridge Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Slaughters (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Still Waters   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Stonewall   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Walnut Hill   -   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 Spinks.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   WNW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   AUO   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Moton Fld. Muni.   [Map]   06A   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lanett Muni.   [Map]   7A3   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   NNE   29 miles [46.7 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 Spinks.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Spinks. 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   NW   85 miles [136.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NE   91 miles [146.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   NNE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ESE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SW   55 miles [88.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   WNW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   AUO   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Moton Fld. Muni.   [Map]   06A   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lanett Muni.   [Map]   7A3   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   24 miles [38.6 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
 
Middle Georgia Rgnl.   (MCN/KMCN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Auburn - Opelika Airport   (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]
        Website for Auburn - Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        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
 
La Grange - Callaway Airport   (ICAO: KLGC)   [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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
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
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan 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 Spinks. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Spinks.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spinks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7621, Longitude: -85.6191     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spinks 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 Spinks), 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 Spinks.