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LaFayette, Georgia

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The location of LaFayette

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around LaFayette ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Chattanooga (TN). It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the north of LaFayette. Chattanooga (TN) has a population of 179,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Cleveland (TN). It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northeast of LaFayette and has a population of 44,500 people.

For comparison, LaFayette has a population of 7,200 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 LaFayette and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Fort Payne (AL)   [Map]   14,071   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Scottsboro (AL)   [Map]   14,484   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Calhoun   [Map]   16,414   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Cartersville   [Map]   20,978   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Cedartown   [Map]   9,939   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Dalton   [Map]   33,748   E   18 miles [29 km]
Fort Oglethorpe   [Map]   9,831   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rome   [Map]   36,375   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Collegedale (TN)   [Map]   11,659   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   21,118   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Middle Valley Estates (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   11,754   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Soddy-Daisy (TN)   [Map]   13,693   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Soddy Lake Heights (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Blue Spring   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Boynton   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Chattanooga Valley   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Chickamauga   [Map]   3,144   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dewberry Town   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fairview   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Flintstone   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kensington   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Linwood   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Park City   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rising Fawn   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rock Spring   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Summerville   [Map]   4,303   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Trickum   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Trion   [Map]   1,753   S   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Walker County ...

LaFayette is located in Walker County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: DeKalb (AL), Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Whitfield & Hamilton (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near LaFayette ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for LaFayette ...

Looking for more information about LaFayette? 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 LaFayette, 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 LaFayette.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around LaFayette. 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 LaFayette. 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, attractions 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
    LaFayette Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for LaFayette

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 LaFayette ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Barwick - Lafayette Airport (FAA ID: 9A5)   [Map]   SSW   Less than 2 miles
Dalton Muni. (DNN/KDNN)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
Lovell Fld.  (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tom B. David Fld. (FAA ID: CZL)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Collegedale Muni. (FAA ID: FGU)   [Map]   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Isbell Fld. (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Marion Co. Airport (FAA ID: APT)   [Map]   NW   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to LaFayette.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from LaFayette. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   SSE   88 miles [141.6 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport  (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   NE   105 miles [169 km]
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   SW   115 miles [185.1 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   NW   125 miles [201.2 km]
Greenville Airport  (GSP/KGSP)   [Map]   E   174 miles [280 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lovell Fld.  (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   W   84 miles [135.2 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   S   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Barwick - Lafayette Airport (FAA ID: 9A5)   [Map]   SSW   Less than 2 miles
Dalton Muni. (DNN/KDNN)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tom B. David Fld. (FAA ID: CZL)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Collegedale Muni. (FAA ID: FGU)   [Map]   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Isbell Fld. (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Marion Co. Airport (FAA ID: APT)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni. (FAA ID: 7A6)   [Map]   WNW   32 miles [51.5 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.

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
  Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Dalton Muni.   (DNN/KDNN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
  Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Cartersville Airport   (ICAO: KVPC)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Greenville Airport   (GSP/KGSP)   [Map]
  Website for Greenville - Spartanburg Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Columbia Metro Airport   (CAE/KCAE)   [Map]
  Website for Columbia Metropolitan Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Charlotte - Douglas Intl.   (CLT/KCLT)   [Map]
  Website for Charlotte - Douglas International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
  Website for Lovell Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in LaFayette. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7053, Longitude: -85.2820     [Map].

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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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to LaFayette), 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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