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The location of Atlanta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Atlanta ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Richmond. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the north of Atlanta. Richmond has a population of 34,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Danville. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northwest of Atlanta and has a population of 16,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Atlanta and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Barbourville   [Map]   3,170   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Berea   [Map]   15,147   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Corbin   [Map]   7,398   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hazard   [Map]   5,300   E   46 miles [74 km]
Irvine   [Map]   2,398   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Junction City   [Map]   2,299   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Lancaster   [Map]   3,866   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
London   [Map]   8,157   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Middlesboro   [Map]   9,626   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   2,486   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Somerset   [Map]   11,487   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Stanford   [Map]   3,662   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Stanton   [Map]   2,670   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Williamsburg   [Map]   5,313   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Harrogate (TN)   [Map]   4,388   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Annville   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bush   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dabolt   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
East Bernstadt   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fall Rock   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gray Hawk   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Greenmount   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Lily   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Livingston   [Map]   224   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Marydell   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
McKee   [Map]   788   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Peoples   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pittsburg   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Sublimity City   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tyner   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Laurel County ...

Atlanta is located in Laurel County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Laurel County: Clay, Jackson, Knox, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle & Whitley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Atlanta ...

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.

Bond   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Atlanta   [Map]
Buffalo   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Cornelius   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Cruise   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cruise Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Green Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greenmount   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Hare   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Hazel Patch   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Lewis   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
London   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Maplesville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Peoples   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Seven Pines   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Symbol   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Victory   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Kentucky Tourism

    Fishing in Kentucky
    Hunting in Kentucky


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Kentucky

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Kentucky

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

Airports Near Atlanta ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
London - Corbin Airport (ICAO: KLOZ)   [Map]   LOZ   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Williamsburg Airport   [Map]   W38   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Madison Airport   [Map]   I39   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lake Cumberland Rgnl. (ICAO: KSME)   [Map]   SME   WSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
McCreary Co. Airport   [Map]   18I   SSW   41 miles [66 km]
Wendell H. Ford Airport   [Map]   K20   ENE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Stanton Airport   [Map]   I50   NNE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Tucker - Guthrie Meml.   [Map]   I35   SE   45 miles [72.4 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 Atlanta.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Atlanta. 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
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   S   98 miles [157.7 km]
Louisville Intl. (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   SDF   NW   112 miles [180.2 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   NNW   129 miles [207.6 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   N   152 miles [244.6 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   WSW   164 miles [263.9 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   N   184 miles [296.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Blue Grass Airport (LEX/KLEX)   [Map]   LEX   NNW   63 miles [101.4 km]
Greeneville Muni.(GCY/KGCY)   [Map]   GCY   SE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Tri-Cities Rgnl. (TRI/KTRI)   [Map]   TRI   ESE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   NE   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
London - Corbin Airport (ICAO: KLOZ)   [Map]   LOZ   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Williamsburg Airport   [Map]   W38   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Madison Airport   [Map]   I39   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lake Cumberland Rgnl. (ICAO: KSME)   [Map]   SME   WSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
McCreary Co. Airport   [Map]   18I   SSW   41 miles [66 km]
Wendell H. Ford Airport   [Map]   K20   ENE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Stanton Airport   [Map]   I50   NNE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Tucker - Guthrie Meml.   [Map]   I35   SE   45 miles [72.4 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.

McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
        Website for Louisville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
London - Corbin Airport   (ICAO: KLOZ)   [Map]
        Website for London - Corbin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lake Cumberland Rgnl.   (ICAO: KSME)   [Map]
        Website for Lake Cumberland Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middlesboro - Bell Co. Airport   (1A6/K1A6)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stuart Powell Fld.   (ICAO: KDVK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
        Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Julian Carroll Airport   (ICAO: KJKL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [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
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
        Website for Dayton International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Blue Grass Airport   (LEX/KLEX)   [Map]
        Website for Blue Grass Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greeneville Muni.   (GCY/KGCY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-Cities Rgnl.   (TRI/KTRI)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-Cities Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Kentucky

About Laurel County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Kentucky: www.kentucky.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atlanta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2326, Longitude: -84.0494     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atlanta 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 Atlanta), 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 Atlanta.