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Introduction ...

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

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Around Thomaston ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Selma. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the east of Thomaston. Selma has a population of 19,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Demopolis. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the northwest of Thomaston and has a population of 7,000 people.

For comparison, Thomaston has a population of 390 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 Thomaston and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Butler   [Map]   1,773   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,919   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,749   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Forkland   [Map]   597   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,365   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,988   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,454   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,432   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Moundville   [Map]   2,436   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pine Hill   [Map]   912   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,388   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
York   [Map]   2,373   W   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alberta   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Anne Manie   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Arlington   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Catherine   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dayton   [Map]   49   N   5 miles [8 km]
Faunsdale   [Map]   92   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Freetown   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gallion   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kimbrough   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Magnolia   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Millers Ferry   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pin Hook   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Providence   [Map]   210   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Safford   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
The Village   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Marengo County ...

Thomaston is located in Marengo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marengo County: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Sumter & Wilcox.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thomaston ...

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.

Calvary   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West of Thomaston   [Map]
Catherine   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Flatwood   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Freetown   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Half Chance   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Hugo   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Kings (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lyon (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Magnolia   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Octagon   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Providence   -   10 miles [16.1 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 Thomaston.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Craig Fld.(ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   SEM   E   37 miles [59.5 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 Thomaston.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Thomaston. 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   NNE   102 miles [164.2 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   126 miles [202.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   139 miles [223.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   207 miles [333.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   N   65 miles [104.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   E   71 miles [114.3 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   WSW   114 miles [183.5 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   SSW   114 miles [183.5 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SSW   116 miles [186.7 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   SW   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Craig Fld.(ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   SEM   E   37 miles [59.5 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
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
 
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
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thomaston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Thomaston.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Thomaston. 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 Thomaston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomaston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2683, Longitude: -87.6237     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thomaston 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 Thomaston), 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 Thomaston.