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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Turkestan ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Selma. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the north of where Turkestan would have been located. Selma has a population of 19,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Greenville. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the east of Turkestan and has a population of 7,800 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 from Turkestan and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Brewton   [Map]   5,432   S   46 miles [74 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,919   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
East Brewton   [Map]   2,415   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,693   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fort Deposit   [Map]   1,228   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Frisco City   [Map]   1,212   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Georgiana   [Map]   1,653   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,907   W   46 miles [74 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   6,072   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mosses   [Map]   945   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pine Hill   [Map]   912   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,388   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   ---   N   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Awin   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Beatrice   [Map]   283   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Buena Vista   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Burnt Corn   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Coy   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Franklin   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
McWilliams   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   25   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Peterman   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pine Apple   [Map]   125   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pine Orchard   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Scratch Ankle   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Snow Hill   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tunnel Springs   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Vredenburgh   [Map]   293   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Monroe County ...

Turkestan would have been located within present day Monroe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia & Wilcox.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Turkestan ...

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.

Chestnut   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Turkestan   [Map]
Commerce   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Harpers Store   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Old Texas   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Pine Apple   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pine Apple Station   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pine Orchard   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Rosebud   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Scotland   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tunnel Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Middleton Fld.(ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   GZH   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
MacCrenshaw Meml.(ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]   PRN   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   ENE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   W   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 Turkestan.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Turkestan. 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   S   90 miles [144.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   96 miles [154.5 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   N   125 miles [201.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SW   95 miles [152.9 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   SW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNW   103 miles [165.8 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   ESE   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Middleton Fld.(ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   GZH   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
MacCrenshaw Meml.(ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]   PRN   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   ENE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   W   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.

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
 
Middleton Fld.   (ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [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
 
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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Turkestan.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turkestan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7768, Longitude: -87.1550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turkestan 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 Turkestan), 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 Turkestan.