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Introduction ...

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

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Around McLain ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gulfport. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the south of McLain. Gulfport has a population of 72,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hattiesburg. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the northwest of McLain and has a population of 46,900 people.

For comparison, McLain has a population of 430 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 McLain and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Chickasaw (AL)   [Map]   5,908   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Prichard (AL)   [Map]   22,185   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Saraland (AL)   [Map]   13,942   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Satsuma (AL)   [Map]   6,193   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Semmes (AL)   [Map]   4,155   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Biloxi   [Map]   45,975   S   46 miles [74 km]
D'Iberville   [Map]   11,503   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Ellisville   [Map]   4,567   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gautier   [Map]   18,471   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Laurel   [Map]   18,756   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Moss Point   [Map]   13,570   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Ocean Springs   [Map]   17,652   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Petal   [Map]   10,704   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Waynesboro   [Map]   4,944   N   41 miles [66 km]
Wiggins   [Map]   4,545   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Deer Park (AL)   [Map]   ---   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fruitdale (AL)   [Map]   ---   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Vinegar Bend (AL)   [Map]   ---   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wilmer (AL)   [Map]   ---   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Yellow Pine (AL)   [Map]   ---   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Beaumont   [Map]   938   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Brown Town   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Carson City   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Clara   [Map]   ---   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Leakesville   [Map]   921   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lucedale   [Map]   3,043   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Mulberry   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
New Augusta   [Map]   638   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Richton   [Map]   1,062   N   18 miles [29 km]
State Line   [Map]   551   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Greene County ...

McLain is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Mobile (AL), Washington (AL), George, Perry & Wayne.

Curious and Interesting Names Near McLain ...

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.

Barbara   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest of McLain   [Map]
Hercules Station   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hillman   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Leaf   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Little Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Merrill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Progress   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Richton - Perry Co. Airport   [Map]   M59   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dean Griffin Meml.   [Map]   M24   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Waynesboro Muni.   [Map]   2R0   NNE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pine Belt Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
I. H. Bass Jr. Meml.   [Map]   4R1   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hesler - Noble Fld.(LUL/KLUL)   [Map]   LUL   NNW   44 miles [70.8 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 McLain.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from McLain. 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
New Orleans Intl. (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]   MSY   SW   114 miles [183.5 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   208 miles [334.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NNW   280 miles [450.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   GPT   SSW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SE   55 miles [88.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Richton - Perry Co. Airport   [Map]   M59   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dean Griffin Meml.   [Map]   M24   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Waynesboro Muni.   [Map]   2R0   NNE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pine Belt Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
I. H. Bass Jr. Meml.   [Map]   4R1   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hesler - Noble Fld.(LUL/KLUL)   [Map]   LUL   NNW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Poplarville Airport   [Map]   M13   WSW   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.

New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]
        Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans 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
 
Hesler - Noble Fld.   (LUL/KLUL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Trent Lott Intl.   (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]
        Website for Trent Lott 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
 
Stennis Intl.   (ICAO: KHSA)   [Map]
        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
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [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
 

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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 McLain.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McLain. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1037, Longitude: -88.8239     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McLain 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 McLain), 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 McLain.