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The location of Tanglewood

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Tanglewood ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the northwest of Tanglewood. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the west of Tanglewood and has a population of 55,100 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 and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   S   41 miles [66 km]
Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   7,051   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Winchester (TN)   [Map]   8,562   N   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Chigger Hill   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Columbus City   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Geraldine   [Map]   898   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Grant   [Map]   907   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gregory   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Grove Oak   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lakeview   [Map]   143   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Langston   [Map]   264   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mill Village   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
New Hope   [Map]   2,803   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Paint Rock   [Map]   205   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Section   [Map]   754   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Woodville   [Map]   730   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wyeth City   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Marshall County ...

Tanglewood is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tanglewood ...

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.

Breezeway Bay   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Tanglewood   [Map]
Bucksnort   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Claysville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fishtrap Ford   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Five Points   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Glen Haven   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Grant   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Henryville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Holiday Shores   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Honeycomb Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Keel (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Kirbytown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lakeview Beach   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little New York   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Playground Shores   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Poplar Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Skyline Shores   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Town Creek Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   S   18 miles [29 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NE   35 miles [56.3 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 Tanglewood.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Tanglewood. 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   71 miles [114.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   116 miles [186.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   117 miles [188.3 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   154 miles [247.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   67 miles [107.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   82 miles [132 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   S   18 miles [29 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   36 miles [57.9 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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International 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
 
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 Tanglewood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 Tanglewood.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tanglewood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4912, Longitude: -86.1961     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tanglewood 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 Tanglewood), 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 Tanglewood.