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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to De Kalb.

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Around De Kalb ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Meridian. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the south of De Kalb. Meridian has a population of 39,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Starkville. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the north of De Kalb and has a population of 25,600 people.

For comparison, De Kalb has a population of 1,000 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 from De Kalb and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Aliceville (AL)   [Map]   2,357   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Eutaw (AL)   [Map]   2,749   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Livingston (AL)   [Map]   3,454   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
York (AL)   [Map]   2,373   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ackerman   [Map]   1,469   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Brooksville   [Map]   1,169   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Decatur   [Map]   1,788   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Louisville   [Map]   6,324   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Macon   [Map]   2,614   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Marion   [Map]   1,555   S   23 miles [37 km]
Newton   [Map]   3,317   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Philadelphia   [Map]   7,361   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Quitman   [Map]   2,189   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Union   [Map]   1,971   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Walnut Grove   [Map]   1,608   W   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cuba (AL)   [Map]   317   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Emelle (AL)   [Map]   50   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gainesville (AL)   [Map]   195   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Geiger (AL)   [Map]   159   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Panola (AL)   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bogue Chitto   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Electric Mills   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Nellieburg   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Noxapater   [Map]   443   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Scooba   [Map]   697   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Shuqualak   [Map]   483   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Suqualena   [Map]   ---   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tucker   [Map]   ---   W   23 miles [37 km]
Vimville   [Map]   ---   S   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Kemper County ...

De Kalb is located in Kemper County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kemper County: Sumter (AL), Lauderdale, Neshoba, Noxubee & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near De Kalb ...

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.

Cow Creek (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West of De Kalb   [Map]
Damascus   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Darnall (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Electric Mills   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Kipling   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Liberty   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Moscow   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Porterville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rocky Mount (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Summerville (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Yanceys Ferry   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for De Kalb ...

Looking for more information about De Kalb? 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 De Kalb, 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 De Kalb.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around De Kalb. 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 De Kalb. 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
    De Kalb Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for De Kalb


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 De Kalb ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Macon Muni.   [Map]   20M   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Philadelphia Muni.   [Map]   MPE   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Union Muni.   [Map]   3MS9   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Key Fld.(MEI/KMEI)   [Map]   MEI   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Louisville Winston Co. Airport(ICAO: KLMS)   [Map]   LMS   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
James H Easom Fld.   [Map]   M23   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   ESE   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 De Kalb.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from De Kalb. 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   ENE   122 miles [196.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NNW   174 miles [280 km]
New Orleans Intl. (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]   MSY   SSW   213 miles [342.8 km]
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   NW   245 miles [394.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   257 miles [413.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   ENE   68 miles [109.4 km]
Jackson - Evers Intl. (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]   JAN   WSW   88 miles [141.6 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   SSW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   SSW   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Macon Muni.   [Map]   20M   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Philadelphia Muni.   [Map]   MPE   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Union Muni.   [Map]   3MS9   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Key Fld.(MEI/KMEI)   [Map]   MEI   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Louisville Winston Co. Airport(ICAO: KLMS)   [Map]   LMS   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
James H Easom Fld.   [Map]   M23   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   ESE   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.

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
 
Key Fld.   (MEI/KMEI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Louisville Winston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KLMS)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jackson - Evers Intl.   (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
        Website for Jackson - Evers International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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 De Kalb.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for De Kalb. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from De Kalb

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in De Kalb. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7706, Longitude: -88.6560     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for De Kalb 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 De Kalb), 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 De Kalb.