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The location of Alexander

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Alexander ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Little Rock. It lies just northeast of Alexander. Little Rock has a population of 199,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is North Little Rock. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the northeast of Alexander and has a population of 66,300 people.

For comparison, Alexander has a population of 2,800 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arkadelphia   [Map]   10,793   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Beebe   [Map]   8,120   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Benton   [Map]   35,775   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bryant   [Map]   20,005   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Cabot   [Map]   25,797   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Conway   [Map]   65,300   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Greenbrier   [Map]   5,370   N   41 miles [66 km]
Hot Springs   [Map]   ---   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   28,518   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Malvern   [Map]   10,941   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Maumelle   [Map]   18,122   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Morrilton   [Map]   6,722   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pine Bluff   [Map]   43,841   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sherwood   [Map]   30,657   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
White Hall   [Map]   5,079   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Avilla   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bauxite   [Map]   492   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bingham   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cammack Village   [Map]   746   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
East End   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ferndale   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Landmark   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mabelvale   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Salem   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Secluded Hills   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Shannon Hills   [Map]   3,832   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Sweet Home   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wakefield Village   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Windamere   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wrightsville   [Map]   2,308   E   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Saline County ...

Alexander is primarily located in Saline County. A portion of Alexander extends into Pulaski County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saline County: Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Perry & Pulaski.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alexander ...

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.

Bauxite Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Alexander   [Map]
Collegeville   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Deer Meadow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Douglas Corner   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Evergreen   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Goodman   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lignite   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mabelvale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Otter Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Pecan Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Red Gate   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Rusty Pines   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Skylark   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Terrytown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Woodland Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alexander ...

Looking for more information about Alexander? 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 Alexander, 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 Alexander.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Arkansas Tourism

    Fishing in Arkansas
    Hunting in Arkansas

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Arkansas Statewide Tourism
    Alexander Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alexander


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Arkansas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Arkansas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Arkansas

Airports Near Alexander ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Saline County Rgnl.    [Map]   SUZ   SSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
North Little Rock Muni.   [Map]   ORK   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sheridan Muni.   [Map]   9M8   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Malvern Muni.   [Map]   M78   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dennis F. Cantrell Fld.   [Map]   CWS   N   30 miles [48.3 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 Alexander.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Alexander. 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
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   ENE   142 miles [228.5 km]
Tulsa Intl. (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]   TUL   WNW   221 miles [355.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
South Arkansas Rgnl.(ELD/KELD)   [Map]   ELD   SSW   99 miles [159.3 km]
Greenville Intl.    [Map]   ---   SE   115 miles [185.1 km]
Mid Delta Rgnl. (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]   GLH   SE   115 miles [185.1 km]
Tunica Muni. (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]   UTA   E   119 miles [191.5 km]
Fort Smith Rgnl. (FSM/KFSM)   [Map]   FSM   WNW   119 miles [191.5 km]
Boone Co. Airport (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]   HRO   NNW   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Saline County Rgnl.    [Map]   SUZ   SSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
North Little Rock Muni.   [Map]   ORK   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sheridan Muni.   [Map]   9M8   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Malvern Muni.   [Map]   M78   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dennis F. Cantrell Fld.   [Map]   CWS   N   30 miles [48.3 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.

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        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
 
Tunica Muni.   (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]
        Website for Tunica Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fort Smith Rgnl.   (FSM/KFSM)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Smith Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Meml. Fld.   (HOT/KHOT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grider Fld.   (PBF/KPBF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tulsa Intl.   (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]
        Website for Tulsa International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dexter B. Florence Meml. Fld.   (ICAO: KM89)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas Love Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.   (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Arkansas Rgnl.   (ELD/KELD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mid Delta Rgnl.   (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]
        Website for Mid Delta Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boone Co. Airport   (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]
        Website for Boone County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Saline County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saline County: www.salinecounty.org/

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alexander. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alexander

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6327, Longitude: -92.4463     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alexander 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 Alexander), 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 Alexander.