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Introduction ...

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

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Around Sylvan ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the northeast of Sylvan. Tuscaloosa has a population of 99,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Alabaster. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the east of Sylvan and has a population of 32,900 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 starting from Sylvan and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Brent   [Map]   4,919   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Brighton   [Map]   2,833   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,708   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Demopolis   [Map]   7,019   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,749   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fayette   [Map]   4,432   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,454   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,432   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Montevallo   [Map]   6,723   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,177   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Macon (MS)   [Map]   2,614   W   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Akron   [Map]   334   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Alberta City   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Buhl   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Coker   [Map]   985   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cottondale   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Duncanville   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Elrod   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Foster's   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Ingleside Village   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Knoxville   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Moundville   [Map]   2,436   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Oak Village   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ralph   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sahama Village   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Union   [Map]   221   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Tuscaloosa County ...

Sylvan is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sylvan ...

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.

Cypress   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Sylvan   [Map]
Gardendale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greenview   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Guinea   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Hull   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Jena   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Kings Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Little Sandy   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Maxwell   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Moundville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountainbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Powers   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Ralph   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Royal Pines   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sanders Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   ESE   36 miles [57.9 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 Sylvan.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sylvan. 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   ENE   64 miles [103 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   181 miles [291.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   188 miles [302.6 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   191 miles [307.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   192 miles [309 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   218 miles [350.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   ESE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   SSE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   SSW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   N   44 miles [70.8 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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [Map]
        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
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County 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
 
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
 
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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama 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 Sylvan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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 Sylvan.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylvan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0729, Longitude: -87.6986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sylvan 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 Sylvan), 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 Sylvan.