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Spring Valley, Alabama
(Colbert County)

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Spring Valley.

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Around Spring Valley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Decatur. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the east of Spring Valley. Decatur has a population of 55,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Madison. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the east of Spring Valley and has a population of 48,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Spring Valley and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   E   41 miles [66 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,343   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,297   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Courtland   [Map]   599   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hatton   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Littleville   [Map]   981   SW   5 miles [8 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   591   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,069   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Spring Valley is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Valley ...

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.

Cave Spring   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Spring Valley   [Map]
Hobgood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Houston Corner   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hunter (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
James   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Littleville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Milk Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Muscle Shoals   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Poplar Creek (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
White House Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Spring Valley.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   15 miles [24.1 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 Spring Valley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Spring Valley. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   114 miles [183.5 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   136 miles [218.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   195 miles [313.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   47 miles [75.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   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
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola 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
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.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 Spring Valley.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spring Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spring Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6568, Longitude: -87.6167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Valley 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 Spring Valley), 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 Spring Valley.