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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Ward Acres.

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Around Ward Acres ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It lies just north of Ward Acres. Dothan has a population of 68,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the northwest of Ward Acres and has a population of 28,000 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 Ward Acres and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbeville   [Map]   2,603   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,638   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,741   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Midland City   [Map]   2,366   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Taylor   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,750   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Chattahoochee (FL)   [Map]   3,152   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,580   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Marianna (FL)   [Map]   9,052   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Blakely (GA)   [Map]   4,702   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   2,637   E   31 miles [49.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashford   [Map]   2,149   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Avon   [Map]   505   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cottonwood   [Map]   1,255   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cowarts   [Map]   1,994   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Grimes   [Map]   542   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kinsey   [Map]   2,187   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Madrid   [Map]   338   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Malvern   [Map]   1,437   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Napier Field   [Map]   344   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Parish   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Parker Village   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rehobeth   [Map]   1,482   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Slocomb   [Map]   1,956   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Webb   [Map]   1,396   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Houston County ...

Ward Acres is located in Houston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Houston County: Dale, Geneva, Henry, Jackson (FL), Early (GA) & Seminole (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ward Acres ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Big Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Ward Acres   [Map]
Chickasaw Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Clark Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cottondale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Forest Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Melody Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Parish   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Peterman   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shady Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Silver Meadows   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stadium Place   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Tabernacle   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Terry Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Wiregrass Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   NNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   NNE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   SSW   23 miles [37 km]
Marianna Muni.(ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]   MAI   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Donalsonville Muni.   [Map]   17J   ESE   32 miles [51.5 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 Ward Acres.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ward Acres. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   WSW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   WSW   115 miles [185.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NNE   181 miles [291.3 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   185 miles [297.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   NNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SSW   66 miles [106.2 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   ENE   76 miles [122.3 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl. (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   TLH   SE   80 miles [128.7 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NNE   98 miles [157.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NW   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   NNE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   SSW   23 miles [37 km]
Marianna Muni.(ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]   MAI   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Donalsonville Muni.   [Map]   17J   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   NNE   33 miles [53.1 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.

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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
 
Marianna Muni.   (ICAO: KMAI)   [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
 
Early Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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 Ward Acres.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ward Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1380, Longitude: -85.3988     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ward Acres 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 Ward Acres), 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 Ward Acres.