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The location of Waco

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Waco ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Decatur. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the east of Waco. Decatur has a population of 55,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Florence. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the north of Waco and has a population of 40,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Waco and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   25,393   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,343   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   N   18 miles [29 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,297   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,066   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   41 miles [66 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashridge   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bear Creek   [Map]   1,041   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hackleburg   [Map]   1,477   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hatton   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hodges   [Map]   284   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Littleville   [Map]   981   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Muck City   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Phil Campbell   [Map]   1,273   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Spruce Pine   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,069   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Franklin County ...

Waco is located in Franklin County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Waco ...

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.

Churntown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Waco   [Map]
Good Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gravel Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Littleville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Mountain Star   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Reedtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Rockwood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Spruce Pine   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Waco.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   18 miles [29 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   SW   31 miles [49.9 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 Waco.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Waco. 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   SE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   126 miles [202.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   137 miles [220.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   193 miles [310.6 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   18 miles [29 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ENE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   S   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Waco.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waco. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4820, Longitude: -87.6539     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waco 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 Waco), 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 Waco.