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The location of Thorsby









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Thorsby ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the north of Thorsby. Birmingham has a population of 211,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Montgomery. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the southeast of Thorsby and has a population of 200,000 people.

For comparison, Thorsby has a population of 2,100 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 are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   33,202   N   23 miles [37 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,386   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,072   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,920   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,460   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,318   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,381   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,493   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Prattville   [Map]   35,498   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Selma   [Map]   18,370   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,426   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,827   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,291   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Ashby   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Brierfield   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,979   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,756   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Jemison   [Map]   2,627   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lawley   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Maplesville   [Map]   703   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Merrell Beach   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Montevallo   [Map]   6,636   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Oakley   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pine Grove Village   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Randolph   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Shelby   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Stanton   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wilton   [Map]   688   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Chilton County ...

Thorsby is located in Chilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chilton County: Autauga, Bibb, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore & Shelby.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thorsby ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Thorsby.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thorsby ...

Looking for more information about Thorsby? 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 Thorsby, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Thorsby.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Thorsby. 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 Thorsby. 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, attractions 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
    Thorsby Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Thorsby


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 Thorsby ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Gragg - Wade Fld. (FAA ID: 02A)   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
Bibb Co. Airport (FAA ID: 0A8)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sylacauga Muni. (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld. (FAA ID: 1A9)   [Map]   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wetumpka Muni. (FAA ID: 08A)   [Map]   SE   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Thorsby.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Thorsby. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ENE   141 miles [226.9 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   S   168 miles [270.4 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   S   170 miles [273.6 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   N   221 miles [355.7 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   NW   237 miles [381.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   SSE   46 miles [74 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   WNW   55 miles [88.5 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   E   79 miles [127.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Gragg - Wade Fld. (FAA ID: 02A)   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
Bibb Co. Airport (FAA ID: 0A8)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sylacauga Muni. (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld. (FAA ID: 1A9)   [Map]   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wetumpka Muni. (FAA ID: 08A)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
  Website for Shelby County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
  Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://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 Thorsby.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thorsby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9172, Longitude: -86.7183     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thorsby 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Thorsby), 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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