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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Valley Grove.

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Around Valley Grove ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Decatur. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the east of Valley Grove. Decatur has a population of 55,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Madison. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the east of Valley Grove and has a population of 48,000 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 driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   W   5 miles [8 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   41 miles [66 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arnot   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hatton   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Littleville   [Map]   981   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   591   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,069   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Valley Grove is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Valley Grove ...

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.

Cave Spring   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Valley Grove   [Map]
Hobgood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Houston Corner   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hunter (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
James   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Listerhill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Manor Haven   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Milk Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Mount Pleasant (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Muscle Shoals   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
White House Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Woodlawn Heights   -   5 miles [8 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 Valley Grove.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   18 miles [29 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 Valley Grove.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Valley Grove. 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   SSE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   111 miles [178.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   135 miles [217.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   196 miles [315.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   47 miles [75.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   W   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.

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
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        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
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune 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 Valley Grove. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 Valley Grove.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valley Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7001, Longitude: -87.6125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Valley Grove 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 Valley Grove), 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 Valley Grove.