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Introduction ...

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

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Around Steelwood ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the west of Steelwood. Mobile has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Pensacola (FL). It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the southeast of Steelwood and has a population of 53,800 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 Steelwood and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Atmore   [Map]   10,022   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Daphne   [Map]   25,913   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   19,421   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Foley   [Map]   17,607   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Gulf Shores   [Map]   11,689   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Orange Beach   [Map]   5,981   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Prichard   [Map]   22,185   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   5,990   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Saraland   [Map]   13,942   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gulf Breeze (FL)   [Map]   6,466   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Milton (FL)   [Map]   9,839   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   13,570   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Axis   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bromley   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,908   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Clay City   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Creola   [Map]   1,961   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Eight Mile   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Loxley   [Map]   2,017   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Montrose   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Park City   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Phillipsville   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Point Clear   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Silverhill   [Map]   802   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Stapleton   [Map]   ---   N   Less than 2 miles
Stockton   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Summerdale   [Map]   1,244   S   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Baldwin County ...

Steelwood is located in Baldwin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Baldwin County: Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Escambia (FL). Mobile Bay is to the west and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Steelwood ...

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.

Buzbee Landing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Steelwood   [Map]
Crossroads   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Holly Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Live Oak Landing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Military Bridge Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Park City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spanish Fort   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Steam Mill Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Whitehouse Forks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Yelling Settlement   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bay Minette Muni.   [Map]   1R8   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
North Mobile Co. Airport   [Map]   15A   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Atmore Muni.   [Map]   0R1   NE   28 miles [45.1 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 Steelwood.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Steelwood. 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   ESE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   ESE   76 miles [122.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   W   27 miles [43.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bay Minette Muni.   [Map]   1R8   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
North Mobile Co. Airport   [Map]   15A   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Atmore Muni.   [Map]   0R1   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   WSW   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
 
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [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
 
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
 
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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Baldwin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.al.us/

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 Steelwood.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steelwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7157, Longitude: -87.7847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Steelwood 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 Steelwood), 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 Steelwood.