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Introduction ...

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

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Around Zion ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Zion. Tuscaloosa has a population of 99,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Northport. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the southeast of Zion and has a population of 25,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Aliceville   [Map]   2,357   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cordova   [Map]   2,014   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,749   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fayette   [Map]   4,432   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Guin   [Map]   2,305   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Lake View   [Map]   ---   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Moundville   [Map]   2,436   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   5,391   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Columbus (MS)   [Map]   24,561   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Macon (MS)   [Map]   2,614   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
West Point (MS)   [Map]   10,880   W   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Belk   [Map]   207   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Buhl   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Carrollton   [Map]   980   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Coker   [Map]   985   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Echola   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Elrod   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ethelsville   [Map]   73   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gordo   [Map]   1,672   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kennedy   [Map]   429   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
McShan   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Millport   [Map]   999   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Old Town   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Reform   [Map]   1,616   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rossland City   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Samantha   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Pickens County ...

Zion is located in Pickens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Zion ...

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.

Bell   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest of Zion   [Map]
Bridgeview   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Cherokee Shores   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Coal Fire   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Coker   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cove Park   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Forest Green   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Forest Green Park   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gordo   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Gumbud   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Highview   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jerusalem   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Kennedy   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lake Cove   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Pine Circle   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Reform   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Samantha   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Willow Point   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   WSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport(UBS/KUBS)   [Map]   UBS   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Phillips Intl.   [Map]   ---   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   NNW   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 Zion.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Zion. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   E   65 miles [104.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   163 miles [262.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   198 miles [318.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   199 miles [320.3 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   207 miles [333.1 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   217 miles [349.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   92 miles [148.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NE   105 miles [169 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   WSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport(UBS/KUBS)   [Map]   UBS   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Phillips Intl.   [Map]   ---   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   NNW   32 miles [51.5 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.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth 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
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Golden Triangle Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGTR)   [Map]
        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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International 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
 

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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 Zion.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4212, Longitude: -87.8775     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Zion 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 Zion), 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 Zion.