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Introduction ...

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

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Around Vandiver ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the west of Vandiver. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the west of Vandiver and has a population of 85,000 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 it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Acmar   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Alton   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cahaba Landing   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Calcis   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Cook's Springs   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dunnavant   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,940   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Lola City   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,823   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Scott City   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shoal Creek   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sterrett   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Vincent   [Map]   2,118   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Westover   [Map]   1,542   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Woodland Village   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Shelby County ...

Vandiver is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vandiver ...

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.

Braggsville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Vandiver   [Map]
Cedar Grove (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Heritage Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hundred Oaks   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Maplewood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Moody   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Moore Corner   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Oak Crossing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Shoal Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Wolf Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Woodland Village   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vandiver ...

Looking for more information about Vandiver? 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 Vandiver, 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 Vandiver.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


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 Vandiver ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   WNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NNE   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 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 Vandiver.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Vandiver. 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   WNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   120 miles [193.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   183 miles [294.5 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   206 miles [331.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   210 miles [338 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   215 miles [346 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   65 miles [104.6 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   81 miles [130.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   81 miles [130.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   108 miles [173.8 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SE   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NNE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   ENE   38 miles [61.2 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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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 Vandiver.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vandiver. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4708, Longitude: -86.5136     [Map].

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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 Vandiver), 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 Vandiver.