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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Sylacauga ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the northwest of Sylacauga. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the northwest of Sylacauga and has a population of 85,000 people.

For comparison, Sylacauga has a population of 12,500 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   S   46 miles [74 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Prattville   [Map]   35,606   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alpine   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bon Air   [Map]   113   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Childersburg   [Map]   4,997   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Comerdale   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gantts Quarry   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hollins   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mignon   [Map]   ---   N   Less than 2 miles
Mount Olive   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Oak Grove   [Map]   511   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Stewartville   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sycamore   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Talladega Springs   [Map]   162   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Weogufka   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Winterboro   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Talladega County ...

Sylacauga is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sylacauga ...

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.

Five Points   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Sylacauga   [Map]
Grove Park   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lake Joy   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Liberty Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Minor Terrace   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mount Sharon   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Papertown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Risers   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunrise   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Warm Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sylacauga ...

Looking for more information about Sylacauga? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sylacauga, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Sylacauga.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Sylacauga Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Sylacauga


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 Sylacauga ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   ESE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   NNE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   W   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 Sylacauga.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sylacauga. 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   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   110 miles [177 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   186 miles [299.3 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   194 miles [312.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   204 miles [328.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   51 miles [82.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   60 miles [96.6 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   78 miles [125.5 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ESE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   ESE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   NNE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   W   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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sylacauga.

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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 Sylacauga. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sylacauga) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylacauga. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1763, Longitude: -86.2605     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sylacauga 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 Sylacauga), 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 Sylacauga.