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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Tupelo ...

Tupelo is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Oxford. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the west of Tupelo and has a population of 23,600 people.<1>

For comparison, Tupelo has a population of 38,100 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Hamilton (AL)   [Map]   6,646   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Red Bay (AL)   [Map]   3,086   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Aberdeen   [Map]   5,328   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Amory   [Map]   6,958   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Baldwyn   [Map]   3,304   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Booneville   [Map]   8,693   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Corinth   [Map]   14,643   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fulton   [Map]   4,011   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Houston   [Map]   3,464   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
New Albany   [Map]   8,757   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Pontotoc   [Map]   6,077   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ripley   [Map]   5,278   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saltillo   [Map]   4,987   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Verona   [Map]   3,246   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
West Point   [Map]   10,675   S   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Abney   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Algoma   [Map]   624   W   18 miles [29 km]
Blue Springs   [Map]   234   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ecru   [Map]   1,006   W   18 miles [29 km]
Goodford   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Guntown   [Map]   2,735   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Indian Hills   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mantachie   [Map]   1,125   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mooreville   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mound City   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Nettleton   [Map]   1,942   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Okolona   [Map]   2,560   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Plantersville   [Map]   1,161   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Shannon   [Map]   1,771   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sherman   [Map]   692   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Lee County ...

Tupelo is located in Lee County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Monroe, Pontotoc, Prentiss & Union.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tupelo ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Tupelo.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tupelo ...

Looking for more information about Tupelo? 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 Tupelo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tupelo.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Tupelo


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 Tupelo ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
C. D. Lemons Muni.   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Tupelo Rgnl. (TUP/KTUP)   [Map]   TUP   WNW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Okolona Muni.   [Map]   5A4   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pontotoc Co. Airport   [Map]   22M   W   18 miles [29 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   ENE   20 miles [32.2 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 Tupelo.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Tupelo. 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   NW   89 miles [143.2 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ESE   122 miles [196.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NE   172 miles [276.8 km]
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   W   202 miles [325.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   ENE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SE   95 miles [152.9 km]
Tunica Muni. (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]   UTA   WNW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ENE   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
C. D. Lemons Muni.   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Tupelo Rgnl. (TUP/KTUP)   [Map]   TUP   WNW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Okolona Muni.   [Map]   5A4   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pontotoc Co. Airport   [Map]   22M   W   18 miles [29 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   ENE   20 miles [32.2 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
 
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
 
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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Mississippi

About Lee County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tupelo: www.ci.tupelo.ms.us/

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 Tupelo.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tupelo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2572, Longitude: -88.7156     [Map].

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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 Tupelo), 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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