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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Swift Ford.

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Around Swift Ford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the northwest of Swift Ford. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the west of Swift Ford and has a population of 55,100 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 Swift Ford and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Oneonta   [Map]   6,699   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   7,051   N   41 miles [66 km]
Winchester (TN)   [Map]   8,562   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Big Cove   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Brownsboro   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Friendship   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Grant   [Map]   907   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Greenwycke Village   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gurley   [Map]   786   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lacey's Spring   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Morgan City   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
New Hope   [Map]   2,803   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   1,852   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Paint Rock   [Map]   205   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Union Grove   [Map]   79   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Woodville   [Map]   730   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Madison County ...

Swift Ford is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Swift Ford ...

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.

Big Cove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Swift Ford   [Map]
Bravo   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Burrows   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Camelot   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cedar Point   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Cherrytree   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Chimney Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Creek Ford   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Cushion   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Double Tree   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
English Village   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Forest Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fox Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Green Cove Meadows   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hebron   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hobbs Island   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Lacey's Spring   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadow Trace   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Poplar Ridge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Redstone Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Regent Forest   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stapler Ford   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Sugar Tree   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunset Cove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Willow Bend   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Willowbrook   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   WSW   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 Swift Ford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Swift Ford. 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   SSW   70 miles [112.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   108 miles [173.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   132 miles [212.4 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   164 miles [263.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   201 miles [323.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   66 miles [106.2 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   113 miles [181.9 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   N   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   SW   29 miles [46.7 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
 
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
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Muni.   (ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis 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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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 Swift Ford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.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 Swift Ford.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swift Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5579, Longitude: -86.4680     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Swift Ford 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 Swift Ford), 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 Swift Ford.