RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Thomasville, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

The location of Thomasville

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Thomasville
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Alabama
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Thomasville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Demopolis. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the north of Thomasville. Demopolis has a population of 7,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Monroeville. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the southeast of Thomasville and has a population of 6,100 people.

For comparison, Thomasville has a population of 4,000 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 going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Butler   [Map]   1,773   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,919   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Chatom   [Map]   1,231   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Coffeeville   [Map]   334   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Excel   [Map]   665   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Frisco City   [Map]   1,212   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,907   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,988   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lisman   [Map]   498   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Millry   [Map]   522   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pine Hill   [Map]   912   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Silas   [Map]   426   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Thomaston   [Map]   391   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,388   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Anne Manie   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Arlington   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Campbell   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Coy   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dickinson   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dixon's Mills   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fulton   [Map]   258   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kimbrough   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Magnolia   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Morvin   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Putnam   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Sweet Water   [Map]   242   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Vineland   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Yellow Bluff   [Map]   176   E   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Clarke County ...

Thomasville is located in Clarke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Wilcox.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thomasville ...

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.

Choctaw Corner   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Thomasville   [Map]
Clayhill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Glover   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Greenwood   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Peacock   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Roundhill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rural   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Vineland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thomasville ...

Looking for more information about Thomasville? 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 Thomasville, 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 Thomasville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


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 Thomasville ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   ENE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   SSW   31 miles [49.9 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 Thomasville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Thomasville. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   121 miles [194.7 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   127 miles [204.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   ENE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   SSW   89 miles [143.2 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SSW   90 miles [144.8 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   N   90 miles [144.8 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   WSW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   WSW   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   ENE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   SSW   31 miles [49.9 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.

Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        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
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middleton Fld.   (ICAO: KGZH)   [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
 
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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery 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
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Alabama

About Clarke County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thomasville. 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 Thomasville.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Thomasville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thomasville) 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 Thomasville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thomasville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomasville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9109, Longitude: -87.7418     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thomasville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Thomasville), 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.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Thomasville.