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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Jacksonville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Little Rock. It is located about 12 miles [19 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 65,900 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Beebe   [Map]   8,146   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Benton   [Map]   35,789   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bryant   [Map]   20,194   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cabot   [Map]   26,141   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Conway   [Map]   65,782   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Greenbrier   [Map]   5,477   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Heber Springs   [Map]   6,967   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Maumelle   [Map]   18,214   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Morrilton   [Map]   6,647   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pine Bluff   [Map]   42,984   S   46 miles [74 km]
Searcy   [Map]   23,916   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sherwood   [Map]   31,081   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Stuttgart   [Map]   8,773   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Ward   [Map]   5,117   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
White Hall   [Map]   5,054   S   41 miles [66 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Austin   [Map]   3,282   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Booker   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cammack Village   [Map]   738   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]   4,248   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Marche   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 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]   4,538   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 ...

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

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 Page 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 Page 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>
Report  
DirectionDistance
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
Report  
DirectionDistance
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
Report  
DirectionDistance
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
Report  
DirectionDistance
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: www.cityofjacksonville.net/

The official website for Pulaski County: www.co.pulaski.ar.us/

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 Jacksonville.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in 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 for your convenience: 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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