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The location of Williamstown









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Williamstown ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the east of Williamstown. Birmingham has a population of 211,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the south of Williamstown and has a population of 100,000 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   33,202   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,386   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,385   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,906   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,072   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,920   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,460   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Jasper   [Map]   13,618   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,381   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,094   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,493   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,827   E   41 miles [66 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,291   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Barney   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Burnwell   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cordova   [Map]   1,957   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Corona   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dora   [Map]   1,913   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Goodsprings   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Oakahalla   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oakman   [Map]   734   W   5 miles [8 km]
Parrish   [Map]   944   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Patton   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Quinton   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Reeds Ferry   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Townley   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Twilley Town   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
West Jefferson   [Map]   428   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Walker County ...

Williamstown is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Williamstown ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Williamstown.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Williamstown. 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 Williamstown. 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, attractions 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 Williamstown ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Walker Co. Airport (FAA ID: JFX)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Richard Arthur Fld. (FAA ID: M95)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Winston Co. Airport (FAA ID: 3M2)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Addison Muni. (FAA ID: 2A8)   [Map]   NNE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Posey Fld. (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   NNW   43 miles [69.2 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Williamstown.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Williamstown. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   E   165 miles [265.5 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   N   170 miles [273.6 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   WNW   178 miles [286.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   S   223 miles [358.9 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   S   226 miles [363.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   NNE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   NNW   74 miles [119.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   SSE   110 miles [177 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   ESE   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Walker Co. Airport (FAA ID: JFX)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Richard Arthur Fld. (FAA ID: M95)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Winston Co. Airport (FAA ID: 3M2)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Addison Muni. (FAA ID: 2A8)   [Map]   NNE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Posey Fld. (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   NNW   43 miles [69.2 km]
North Pickens Airport (FAA ID: 3M8)   [Map]   WSW   46 miles [74 km]
Folsom Fld. (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   NNE   46 miles [74 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
  Website for Shelby County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://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 Williamstown.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7034, Longitude: -87.3019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Williamstown 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Williamstown), 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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