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Vance, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Vance ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the northeast of Vance. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the west of Vance and has a population of 99,500 people.

For comparison, Vance has a population of 1,500 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 Vance and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   E   23 miles [37 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Abernant   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Brookwood   [Map]   1,827   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Coaling   [Map]   1,642   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cottondale   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Green Pond   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Italian Town   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kellerman   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lake View   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
North Bibb   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Pearson   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Peterson   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Scottsville   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tannehill   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
West Blocton   [Map]   1,263   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Woodstock   [Map]   1,569   E   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Tuscaloosa County ...

Vance is primarily located in Tuscaloosa County. A portion of Vance extends into Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vance ...

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.

Bibbville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Vance   [Map]
Bucktown (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Caffee Junction   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cedar Cove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Chambers   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Flat Top   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Green Pond   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hebron   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Italian Town   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Johnstown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lake View   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Primitive Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Red Eagle   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Stacks Hill (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vance ...

Looking for more information about Vance? 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 Vance, 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 Vance.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

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 Vance ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NE   39 miles [62.8 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 Vance.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Vance. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   164 miles [263.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   185 miles [297.7 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   189 miles [304.2 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   203 miles [326.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   206 miles [331.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   107 miles [172.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   111 miles [178.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   E   26 miles [41.8 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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County 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
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [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
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
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International 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 Vance. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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 Vance.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vance. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1658, Longitude: -87.2331     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vance 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 Vance), 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 Vance.