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The location of Vail

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Vail ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mengelwood (TN). It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the east of Vail. Mengelwood (TN) has a population of 657,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Jonesboro. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the west of Vail and has a population of 74,900 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note 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
Blytheville   [Map]   14,375   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Marion   [Map]   12,362   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Paragould   [Map]   28,232   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Trumann   [Map]   7,129   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
West Memphis   [Map]   25,284   S   46 miles [74 km]
Wynne   [Map]   8,078   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Kennett (MO)   [Map]   10,564   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Atoka (TN)   [Map]   9,095   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bartlett (TN)   [Map]   58,622   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Clopton (TN)   [Map]   ---   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Covington (TN)   [Map]   8,924   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lakeland (TN)   [Map]   12,494   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Millington (TN)   [Map]   10,974   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ripley (TN)   [Map]   8,116   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Spring Lake (TN)   [Map]   ---   SE   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Black Oak   [Map]   268   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Caraway   [Map]   1,276   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Dell   [Map]   204   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Etowah   [Map]   322   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Keiser   [Map]   687   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lake City   [Map]   2,405   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lake View   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Leachville   [Map]   1,826   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lepanto   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Manila   [Map]   3,220   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Monette   [Map]   1,562   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Rivervale   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Stark City   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Victoria   [Map]   34   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
West Ridge   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Mississippi County ...

Vail is primarily located in Mississippi County. A portion of Vail extends into Craighead County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mississippi County: Craighead, Crittenden, Poinsett, Dunklin (MO), Pemiscot (MO), Dyer (TN), Lauderdale (TN) & Tipton (TN). The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vail ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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


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 Vail ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Manila Muni.   [Map]   MXA   ENE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Osceola Muni.   [Map]   7M4   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Kirk Fld.   [Map]   PGR   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jonesboro Muni.(JBR/KJBR)   [Map]   JBR   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Marked Tree Muni.   [Map]   6M8   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Arkansas Intl.(ICAO: KBYH)   [Map]   BYH   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Blytheville Muni.(ICAO: KHKA)   [Map]   HKA   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Steele Muni.   [Map]   M12   NE   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 Vail.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Vail. 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
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   SSE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   SW   133 miles [214 km]
Lambert - St. Louis Intl. (STL/KSTL)   [Map]   STL   N   201 miles [323.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   E   202 miles [325.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tunica Muni. (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]   UTA   S   79 miles [127.1 km]
Cape Girardeau Rgnl. (CGI/KCGI)   [Map]   CGI   NNE   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Manila Muni.   [Map]   MXA   ENE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Osceola Muni.   [Map]   7M4   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Kirk Fld.   [Map]   PGR   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jonesboro Muni.(JBR/KJBR)   [Map]   JBR   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Marked Tree Muni.   [Map]   6M8   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Arkansas Intl.(ICAO: KBYH)   [Map]   BYH   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Blytheville Muni.(ICAO: KHKA)   [Map]   HKA   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Steele Muni.   [Map]   M12   NE   29 miles [46.7 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.

Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Arkansas Intl.   (ICAO: KBYH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Blytheville Muni.   (ICAO: KHKA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kennett Meml.   (ICAO: KTKX)   [Map]
        Website for Kennett Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Millington Rgnl. Jetport   (ICAO: KNQA)   [Map]
        Website for Millington Regional Jetport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Walnut Ridge Rgnl.   (ICAO: KARG)   [Map]
        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
 
Covington Muni.   (ICAO: KM04)   [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
 
Tunica Muni.   (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]
        Website for Tunica Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cape Girardeau Rgnl.   (CGI/KCGI)   [Map]
        Website for Cape Girardeau Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jonesboro Muni.   (JBR/KJBR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Mississippi County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mississippi County: www.mcagov.com/

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 Vail.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vail. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8301, Longitude: -90.2840     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vail 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 Vail), 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 Vail.



 
 
 

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