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West Blocton, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to West Blocton.

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Around West Blocton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the northeast of West Blocton. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the west of West Blocton and has a population of 99,500 people.

For comparison, West Blocton has a population of 1,300 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 West Blocton and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Selma   [Map]   18,983   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Abernant   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Brent   [Map]   4,919   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,708   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
East Town   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Eddings   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Green Pond   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Italian Town   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
Kimbrell   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lake View   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
North Bibb   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sawmill Town   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Scottsville   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Tannehill   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Vance   [Map]   1,501   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Woodstock   [Map]   1,569   N   5 miles [8 km]

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

Bibb County ...

West Blocton is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Blocton ...

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   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of West Blocton   [Map]
Bucktown (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Flat Top   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Hebron   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Italian Town   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Johnstown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Masena   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Piper   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Primitive Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Red Eagle   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Stacks Hill (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Blocton ...

Looking for more information about West Blocton? 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 West Blocton, 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 West Blocton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for West Blocton

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 West Blocton ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   ESE   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 West Blocton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from West Blocton. 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   NNE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   159 miles [255.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   182 miles [292.9 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   185 miles [297.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   209 miles [336.4 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   210 miles [338 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   101 miles [162.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   106 miles [170.6 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   ESE   35 miles [56.3 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
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
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International 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
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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Blocton.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Blocton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1180, Longitude: -87.1250     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Blocton 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 West Blocton), 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 West Blocton.