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Introduction ...

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

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Around Bristow ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Tupelo. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the northwest of Bristow. Tupelo has a population of 38,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Starkville. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southwest of Bristow and has a population of 25,600 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 Bristow and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Fayette (AL)   [Map]   4,432   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Haleyville (AL)   [Map]   4,074   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hamilton (AL)   [Map]   6,739   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Russellville (AL)   [Map]   9,815   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Winfield (AL)   [Map]   4,531   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Aberdeen   [Map]   5,391   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Amory   [Map]   7,067   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Booneville   [Map]   8,744   N   46 miles [74 km]
Columbus   [Map]   24,561   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fulton   [Map]   4,066   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Houston   [Map]   3,524   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
New Albany   [Map]   8,786   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pontotoc   [Map]   6,109   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saltillo   [Map]   5,008   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
West Point   [Map]   10,880   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaverton (AL)   [Map]   187   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Detroit (AL)   [Map]   227   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sulligent (AL)   [Map]   1,849   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Vernon (AL)   [Map]   1,896   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Weston (AL)   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gattman   [Map]   87   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hatley   [Map]   467   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mooreville   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Nettleton   [Map]   1,952   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Oakland   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Shannon   [Map]   1,772   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Smithville   [Map]   913   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Tremont   [Map]   464   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wren   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Monroe County ...

Bristow is located in Monroe County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bristow ...

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.

Ales (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Bristow   [Map]
Cardsville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Cotton Gin Ferry   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Cotton Gin Port (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Fields Ferry   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Longview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Wildwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Wise Gap   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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


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 Bristow ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   M40   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Stinson Fld. Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Okolona Muni.   [Map]   5A4   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   N   23 miles [37 km]
C. D. Lemons Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tupelo Rgnl. (TUP/KTUP)   [Map]   TUP   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 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 Bristow.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bristow. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ESE   97 miles [156.1 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   116 miles [186.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   174 miles [280 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NE   66 miles [106.2 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SE   69 miles [111 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ENE   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   M40   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Stinson Fld. Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Okolona Muni.   [Map]   5A4   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   N   23 miles [37 km]
C. D. Lemons Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tupelo Rgnl. (TUP/KTUP)   [Map]   TUP   NW   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.

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
 
Tupelo Rgnl.   (TUP/KTUP)   [Map]
        Website for Tupelo Regional Airport
        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
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [Map]
        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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County: www.monroecountyms.org

The official website for State of Mississippi: www.ms.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bristow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0054, Longitude: -88.3639     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bristow 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 Bristow), 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 Bristow.