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Introduction ...

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

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Around Iuka ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the north of Iuka. Johnson Ford (TN) has a population of 65,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Florence (AL). It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the east of Iuka and has a population of 40,000 people.

For comparison, Iuka has a population of 3,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Hamilton (AL)   [Map]   6,739   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Muscle Shoals (AL)   [Map]   13,831   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Russellville (AL)   [Map]   9,815   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sheffield (AL)   [Map]   9,025   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tuscumbia (AL)   [Map]   8,434   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Booneville   [Map]   8,744   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Corinth   [Map]   14,818   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ripley   [Map]   5,373   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Saltillo   [Map]   5,008   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tupelo   [Map]   38,842   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Henderson (TN)   [Map]   6,551   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Swift (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cherokee (AL)   [Map]   1,009   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Waterloo (AL)   [Map]   198   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Belmont   [Map]   2,032   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Burnsville   [Map]   930   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Farmington   [Map]   2,189   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Glen   [Map]   410   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Golden   [Map]   189   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lake City   [Map]   ---   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Paden   [Map]   115   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rienzi   [Map]   315   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Searcy Town   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tishomingo   [Map]   336   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Guys (TN)   [Map]   462   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Michie (TN)   [Map]   589   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Tishomingo County ...

Iuka is located in Tishomingo County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tishomingo County: Colbert (AL), Franklin (AL), Lauderdale (AL), Alcorn, Itawamba, Prentiss & Hardin (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Iuka ...

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.

Bishop (AL)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast of Iuka   [Map]
Buzzard Roost (AL)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Cairo   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Chickasaw (AL) (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Chickasaw Crossing (AL)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cooks Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Cross Roads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crows Camp (AL) (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
High Point   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Lime Kiln (AL)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Petertown   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Short   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Iuka ...

Looking for more information about Iuka? 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 Iuka, 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 Iuka.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


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 Iuka ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Roscoe Turner Airport   [Map]   CRX   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport(ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]   SNH   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Booneville - Baldwyn Airport   [Map]   8M1   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Robert Sibley Airport   [Map]   SZY   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   SSW   33 miles [53.1 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 Iuka.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Iuka. 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
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   102 miles [164.2 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SE   119 miles [191.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NE   124 miles [199.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   81 miles [130.4 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSE   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Roscoe Turner Airport   [Map]   CRX   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport(ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]   SNH   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Booneville - Baldwyn Airport   [Map]   8M1   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Robert Sibley Airport   [Map]   SZY   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   SSW   33 miles [53.1 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.

Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [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
 
Tupelo Rgnl.   (TUP/KTUP)   [Map]
        Website for Tupelo Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [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
 
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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Iuka. 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 Iuka.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iuka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8077, Longitude: -88.1977     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Iuka 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 Iuka), 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 Iuka.