;
  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Bowdon, Georgia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other GA
Communities

The location of Bowdon

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
Click here for an interactive map for Bowdon
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Georgia
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Georgia

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Bowdon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Marietta. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northeast of Bowdon. Marietta has a population of 60,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Smyrna. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northeast of Bowdon and has a population of 56,700 people.

For comparison, Bowdon has a population of 2,100 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 starting from Bowdon and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Anniston (AL)   [Map]   22,112   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Oxford (AL)   [Map]   21,120   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Acworth   [Map]   22,418   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Carrollton   [Map]   26,562   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cartersville   [Map]   20,753   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Douglasville   [Map]   33,252   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
East Point   [Map]   35,471   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   17,519   E   46 miles [74 km]
Kennesaw   [Map]   33,627   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
LaGrange   [Map]   30,771   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Newnan   [Map]   37,912   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Peachtree City   [Map]   35,186   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Riverdale   [Map]   16,258   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Rome   [Map]   36,407   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Union City   [Map]   20,919   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arbacoochee (AL)   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Graham (AL)   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Newell (AL)   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ranburne (AL)   [Map]   407   W   5 miles [8 km]
Woodland (AL)   [Map]   183   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bowdon Junction   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bremen   [Map]   6,421   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Budapest   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Centralhatchee   [Map]   389   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ephesus   [Map]   419   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mount Zion   [Map]   1,763   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Roopville   [Map]   228   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Roosterville   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tallapoosa   [Map]   3,187   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Waco   [Map]   522   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Carroll County ...

Bowdon is located in Carroll County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Carroll County: Cleburne (AL), Randolph (AL), Coweta, Douglas, Fulton, Haralson, Heard & Paulding.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bowdon ...

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.

Bucktown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Bowdon   [Map]
Cedar Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Double Branches   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Farmers High   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Graham (AL)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
High Point   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jake   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Joel   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Jonesville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Luckie (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Plowshare (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stoney Point   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Union Hill (AL)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Victory   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bowdon ...

Looking for more information about Bowdon? 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 Bowdon, 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 Bowdon.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Georgia Tourism
    Parks for Georgia

    Fishing in Georgia
    Hunting in Georgia

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Georgia Statewide Tourism
    Bowdon Tourism

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


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Georgia

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Georgia

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

Airports Near Bowdon ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
West Georgia Rgnl.   [Map]   CTJ   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wilson Intl.   [Map]   27GA   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Newnan Coweta Co. Airport(ICAO: KCCO)   [Map]   CCO   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Paulding County Rgnl.   [Map]   PUJ   NNE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Polk Co. Airport   [Map]   4A4   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   W   34 miles [54.7 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 Bowdon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bowdon. 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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   W   86 miles [138.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SSE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   N   103 miles [165.8 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SW   108 miles [173.8 km]
Middle Georgia Rgnl.(MCN/KMCN)   [Map]   MCN   ESE   109 miles [175.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
West Georgia Rgnl.   [Map]   CTJ   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wilson Intl.   [Map]   27GA   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Newnan Coweta Co. Airport(ICAO: KCCO)   [Map]   CCO   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Paulding County Rgnl.   [Map]   PUJ   NNE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Polk Co. Airport   [Map]   4A4   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   W   34 miles [54.7 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.

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middle Georgia Rgnl.   (MCN/KMCN)   [Map]
        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
 
Newnan Coweta Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCCO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Grange - Callaway Airport   (ICAO: KLGC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Falcon Fld.   (ICAO: KFFC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cartersville Airport   (ICAO: KVPC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cobb County - McCollum Fld.   (ICAO: KRYY)   [Map]
        Website for Cobb County - McCollum Field
        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
 
Greenville Airport   (GSP/KGSP)   [Map]
        Website for Greenville - Spartanburg 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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Georgia

About Carroll County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bowdon: www.bowdon.net/

The official website for Carroll County: www.carrollcountyga.com/

The official website for State of Georgia: www.georgia.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Bowdon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bowdon) 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 Bowdon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bowdon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowdon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5382, Longitude: -85.2533     [Map].

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Bowdon), 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.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bowdon.