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Introduction ...

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

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Around West ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Auburn. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the south of West. Auburn has a population of 63,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Newnan (GA). It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the east of West and has a population of 37,900 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 and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   6,491   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Opelika   [Map]   29,869   S   41 miles [66 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,540   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   W   41 miles [66 km]
Valley   [Map]   9,377   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bremen (GA)   [Map]   6,421   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   26,562   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   30,771   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Peachtree City (GA)   [Map]   35,186   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Tyrone (GA)   [Map]   7,215   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   15,201   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abanda   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Almond   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cragford   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Five Points   [Map]   140   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Graham   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Newell   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Roanoke   [Map]   5,984   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rock Mills   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Standing Rock   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wadley   [Map]   737   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wedowee   [Map]   806   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Woodland   [Map]   183   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   419   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Glenn (GA)   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Randolph County ...

West is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near West ...

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 Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of West   [Map]
Cornhouse   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Friendship   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
High Shoals   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Liberty Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Napoleon   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Peace   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Rocky Branch   -   4 miles [6.4 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 West.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
La Grange - Callaway Airport(ICAO: KLGC)   [Map]   LGC   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
West Georgia Rgnl.   [Map]   CTJ   NNE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lanett Muni.   [Map]   7A3   SSE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wilson Intl.   [Map]   27GA   NE   36 miles [57.9 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 West.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from West. 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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   62 miles [99.8 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   WNW   79 miles [127.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SSE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SW   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
La Grange - Callaway Airport(ICAO: KLGC)   [Map]   LGC   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
West Georgia Rgnl.   [Map]   CTJ   NNE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lanett Muni.   [Map]   7A3   SSE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wilson Intl.   [Map]   27GA   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Newnan Coweta Co. Airport(ICAO: KCCO)   [Map]   CCO   E   37 miles [59.5 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.

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        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
 
La Grange - Callaway Airport   (ICAO: KLGC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Newnan Coweta Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCCO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [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
 
Auburn - Opelika Airport   (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]
        Website for Auburn - Opelika Robert G. Pitts 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
 
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
 
Middle Georgia Rgnl.   (MCN/KMCN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Communities in Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West. 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 West.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2571, Longitude: -85.4166     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West 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), 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.