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Jacksonville, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Jacksonville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Little Rock. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the southwest of Jacksonville. Little Rock has a population of 199,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is North Little Rock. It lies just southwest of Jacksonville and has a population of 66,300 people.

For comparison, Jacksonville has a population of 28,500 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 Jacksonville and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Beebe   [Map]   8,120   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Benton   [Map]   35,775   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bryant   [Map]   20,005   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cabot   [Map]   25,797   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Conway   [Map]   65,300   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Greenbrier   [Map]   5,370   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Heber Springs   [Map]   7,092   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Maumelle   [Map]   18,122   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Morrilton   [Map]   6,722   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pine Bluff   [Map]   43,841   S   46 miles [74 km]
Searcy   [Map]   24,318   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sherwood   [Map]   30,657   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Stuttgart   [Map]   8,945   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Ward   [Map]   4,866   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
White Hall   [Map]   5,079   S   41 miles [66 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Austin   [Map]   3,722   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Booker   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cammack Village   [Map]   746   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
College Station   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
El Paso   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gibson   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Gravel Ridge   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lonoke   [Map]   4,237   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mayflower   [Map]   2,430   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
McAlmont   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Oak Grove   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rose City   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Scott   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sweet Home   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Vilonia   [Map]   4,478   N   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Pulaski County ...

Jacksonville is located in Pulaski County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pulaski County: Faulkner, Grant, Jefferson, Lonoke, Perry & Saline.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jacksonville ...

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.

Booker   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Jacksonville   [Map]
Eureka Garden   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gravel Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Greyhawk Addition   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Head (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Holland   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Silver Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Timber Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Valentine   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Zion Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jacksonville ...

Looking for more information about Jacksonville? 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 Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

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 Jacksonville ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
North Little Rock Muni.   [Map]   ORK   WSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   SSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dennis F. Cantrell Fld.   [Map]   CWS   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Carlisle Muni.   [Map]   4M3   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saline County Rgnl.    [Map]   SUZ   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hazen Muni.   [Map]   6M0   ESE   29 miles [46.7 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 Jacksonville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Jacksonville. 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
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   SSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   E   122 miles [196.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tunica Muni. (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]   UTA   E   102 miles [164.2 km]
Boone Co. Airport (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]   HRO   NNW   111 miles [178.6 km]
Greenville Intl.    [Map]   ---   SE   116 miles [186.7 km]
Mid Delta Rgnl. (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]   GLH   SE   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
North Little Rock Muni.   [Map]   ORK   WSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dennis F. Cantrell Fld.   [Map]   CWS   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Carlisle Muni.   [Map]   4M3   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saline County Rgnl.    [Map]   SUZ   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hazen Muni.   [Map]   6M0   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Searcy Muni. (ICAO: KSRC)   [Map]   SRC   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Stuttgart Muni.(ICAO: KSGT)   [Map]   SGT   ESE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Morrilton Muni.   [Map]   BDQ   WNW   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.

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
Searcy Muni.   (ICAO: KSRC)   [Map]
        Website for Searcy Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Stuttgart Muni.   (ICAO: KSGT)   [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
Lambert - St. Louis Intl.   (STL/KSTL)   [Map]
        Website for Lambert - Saint Louis 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
Boone Co. Airport   (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]
        Website for Boone County Airport
        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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Pulaski County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jacksonville:

The official website for Pulaski County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jacksonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8793, Longitude: -92.1317     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville), 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 Jacksonville.