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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sunshine Acres.

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Around Sunshine Acres ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It lies immediately northeast of Sunshine Acres. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Prattville. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the northwest of Sunshine Acres and has a population of 35,600 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 from Sunshine Acres and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,846   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dadeville   [Map]   3,128   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,781   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,825   S   41 miles [66 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   8,777   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Selma   [Map]   18,983   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Tallassee   [Map]   4,759   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   2,052   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,722   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Union Springs   [Map]   3,749   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   ---   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,219   N   15 miles [24.1 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ada   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Blue Ridge   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Burkville   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Coosada   [Map]   1,244   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elmore   [Map]   1,307   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Gibbs Village   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Highland Village   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hope Hull   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Mount Meigs   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Pintlala   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sunshine Village   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Waugh   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Young Forte Village   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Montgomery County ...

Sunshine Acres is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunshine Acres ...

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.

Cloverdale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Sunshine Acres   [Map]
Cloverland   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Cross Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
English Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Executive Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Gay Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Green Acres   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grove Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hunters Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lakeview Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lees Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lynndale   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Maxwell Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Memorial Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rosemary   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spring Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley Whispers   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Wildwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   WNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Franklin Fld.   [Map]   07A   ESE   30 miles [48.3 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 Sunshine Acres.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sunshine Acres. 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   NNW   89 miles [143.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   127 miles [204.4 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   137 miles [220.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NE   141 miles [226.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   NE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   E   80 miles [128.7 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   SE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NW   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   WNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Franklin Fld.   [Map]   07A   ESE   30 miles [48.3 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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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 Sunshine Acres. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.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 Sunshine Acres.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunshine Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3210, Longitude: -86.2950     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunshine Acres 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 Sunshine Acres), 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 Sunshine Acres.