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Introduction ...

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

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Around Walnut Grove ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the southwest of Walnut Grove. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntsville. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northwest of Walnut Grove and has a population of 193,000 people.

For comparison, Walnut Grove has a population of 680 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 Walnut Grove and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Altoona   [Map]   919   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,865   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Clarence   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Craig   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Douglas   [Map]   761   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fridays Crossing   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gallant   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Horton   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ivalee   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mountainboro   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ridgeville   [Map]   105   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Snead   [Map]   841   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Susan Moore   [Map]   769   W   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Etowah County ...

Walnut Grove is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Walnut 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.

Alice   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Walnut Grove   [Map]
Aurora   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Bird (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Gallant   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hopper   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Mays   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Moodys Chapel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
New Home   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Nix (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Old Snead   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Redbud   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Reedbrake (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   ESE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   N   23 miles [37 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 Walnut Grove.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Walnut 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   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   110 miles [177 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   143 miles [230.1 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   177 miles [284.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   88 miles [141.6 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   ESE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   N   23 miles [37 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville 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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.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 Walnut Grove.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walnut Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0641, Longitude: -86.2864     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walnut 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 Walnut 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 Walnut Grove.