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Aberdeen, Mississippi

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Aberdeen ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Tupelo. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the north of Aberdeen. Tupelo has a population of 38,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Starkville. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the southwest of Aberdeen and has a population of 25,600 people.

For comparison, Aberdeen has a population of 5,400 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 Aberdeen and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Fayette (AL)   [Map]   4,432   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hamilton (AL)   [Map]   6,739   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Red Bay (AL)   [Map]   3,119   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Winfield (AL)   [Map]   4,531   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Amory   [Map]   7,067   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Baldwyn   [Map]   3,332   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Columbus   [Map]   24,561   S   23 miles [37 km]
Fulton   [Map]   4,066   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Guntown   [Map]   2,720   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Houston   [Map]   3,524   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Okolona   [Map]   2,618   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pontotoc   [Map]   6,109   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saltillo   [Map]   5,008   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Verona   [Map]   3,019   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
West Point   [Map]   10,880   S   16 miles [25.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Detroit (AL)   [Map]   227   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hightogy (AL)   [Map]   ---   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Sulligent (AL)   [Map]   1,849   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Vernon (AL)   [Map]   1,896   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bent Oak   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Caledonia   [Map]   1,050   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   ---   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gattman   [Map]   87   E   18 miles [29 km]
Hatley   [Map]   467   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Nettleton   [Map]   1,952   N   18 miles [29 km]
Shannon   [Map]   1,772   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Smithville   [Map]   913   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Vinton   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wren   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Monroe County ...

Aberdeen is located in Monroe County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Lamar (AL), Chickasaw, Clay, Itawamba, Lee & Lowndes.

While not sharing a border with Monroe County, the following counties are close to Aberdeen: Lamar (AL), Itawamba and Pickens (AL).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aberdeen ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some 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.

Coon Tail (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Aberdeen   [Map]
Evergreen   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Green Acres   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Piney Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Prairie   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Rodgers (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Tucker Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aberdeen ...

Looking for more information about Aberdeen? 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 Aberdeen, 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 Aberdeen.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Mississippi Tourism
    Parks for Mississippi

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Mississippi Statewide Tourism
    Aberdeen Tourism

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

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Mississippi

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Mississippi

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

Airports Near Aberdeen ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Stinson Fld. Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   M40   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Okolona Muni.   [Map]   5A4   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
McCharen Fld.   [Map]   M83   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Phillips Intl.   [Map]   ---   SSE   22 miles [35.4 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 Aberdeen.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Aberdeen. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   E   105 miles [169 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   116 miles [186.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   190 miles [305.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SE   68 miles [109.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ENE   115 miles [185.1 km]
Tunica Muni. (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]   UTA   WNW   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Stinson Fld. Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   M40   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Okolona Muni.   [Map]   5A4   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
McCharen Fld.   [Map]   M83   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Phillips Intl.   [Map]   ---   SSE   22 miles [35.4 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.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        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
Golden Triangle Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGTR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [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
Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]
        Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport
        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
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        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
Tunica Muni.   (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]
        Website for Tunica Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Monroe County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County:

The official website for State of Mississippi:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aberdeen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8286, Longitude: -88.5537     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aberdeen 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 Aberdeen), 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 Aberdeen.