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Introduction ...

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

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Around Wilson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Saraland. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the south of Wilson. Saraland has a population of 13,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Atmore. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southeast of Wilson and has a population of 10,000 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 and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Butler   [Map]   1,773   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chatom   [Map]   1,231   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Citronelle   [Map]   3,885   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Creola   [Map]   1,961   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Frisco City   [Map]   1,212   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,907   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   6,072   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   1,510   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pine Hill   [Map]   912   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   921   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   4,944   W   34 miles [54.7 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Barlow   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bassetts Creek   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Bigbee   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bladon Springs   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Coffeeville   [Map]   334   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Frankville   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hobson   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Leroy   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rockville   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Saint Stephen's   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Salitpa   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Stave Creek   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sunflower   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wagarville   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Walker Springs   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Washington County ...

Wilson is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, Greene (MS) & Wayne (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wilson ...

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.

Ballfield Landing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Wilson   [Map]
Carpenter   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Carson   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Christmas Landing   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Frankville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
German Ford   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Jordan   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Leroy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mays Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Oil Well Landing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Silver Cross   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunflower   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Tattlersville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Toddtown   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   ESE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   ENE   20 miles [32.2 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 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 Wilson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wilson. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   116 miles [186.7 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   158 miles [254.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   S   59 miles [95 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   S   63 miles [101.4 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   WSW   72 miles [115.9 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   W   75 miles [120.7 km]
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   GPT   SW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   ENE   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   ESE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   ENE   20 miles [32.2 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.

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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

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 Wilson.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5460, Longitude: -88.0617     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilson 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 Wilson), 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 Wilson.