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Straven, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Straven ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the north of Straven. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the west of Straven and has a population of 99,500 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 Straven and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   41 miles [66 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NE   18 miles [29 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Brantleyville   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
Brierfield   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Eddings   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kimbrell   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Maylene   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
McCalla   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Montevallo   [Map]   6,723   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
New Village   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Saginaw   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Sawmill Town   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Siluria   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Tannehill   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wilton   [Map]   682   S   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Shelby County ...

Straven is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Straven ...

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.

Alabaster   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Straven   [Map]
Chestnut Glen   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Dearing Downs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Elliotsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Fox Haven   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fox Trace   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Glen Carbon   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Glen Forest   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hardy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Helena   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Keystone   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kingwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mission Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Navajo Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Navajo Pines   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pea Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sawmill Town   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Superior   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Willow Glen   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   NNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   ESE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   25 miles [40.2 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 Straven.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Straven. 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   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   144 miles [231.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   190 miles [305.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   190 miles [305.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   200 miles [321.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   216 miles [347.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   41 miles [66 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   69 miles [111 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   88 miles [141.6 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   98 miles [157.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   NNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   ESE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSW   22 miles [35.4 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
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
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [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
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        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
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International 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 Straven. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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 Straven.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Straven. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2196, Longitude: -86.8897     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Straven 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 Straven), 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 Straven.