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The location of Sherwood Forest

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sherwood Forest.

This page contains six sections:

Around Sherwood Forest ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Raleigh. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the west of Sherwood Forest. Raleigh has a population of 459,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Cary. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the west of Sherwood Forest and has a population of 162,000 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 starting from Sherwood Forest and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Clayton   [Map]   20,260   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Dunn   [Map]   9,873   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fuquay-Varina   [Map]   25,865   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Garner   [Map]   28,776   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Goldsboro   [Map]   35,792   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Greenville   [Map]   91,495   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Henderson   [Map]   15,166   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Kinston   [Map]   20,923   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Knightdale   [Map]   14,794   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Roanoke Rapids   [Map]   15,171   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Rocky Mount   [Map]   55,466   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Smithfield   [Map]   12,266   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Tarboro   [Map]   10,994   E   23 miles [37 km]
Wake Forest   [Map]   40,112   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wilson   [Map]   49,620   S   3 miles [4.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashburk   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Black Creek   [Map]   763   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cliftonville   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Eastwood   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Elm City   [Map]   1,354   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
High Crossroads   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Joyners Crossing   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Langley Crossroads   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sandy Cross   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Scotts   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sharpsburg   [Map]   1,995   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sims   [Map]   283   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Spring Lake   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Strickland Crossroads   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Winstead Crossroads   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Wilson County ...

Sherwood Forest is located in Wilson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wilson County: Edgecombe, Greene, Johnston, Nash, Pitt & Wayne.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sherwood Forest ...

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.

Dew Field   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Sherwood Forest   [Map]
Dunn Crossroads   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Elizabeth Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Elm City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Finch Mill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Five Points   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Hominy Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Ponderosa   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Quail Hollow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Quail Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rosebud   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Seven Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Stoneybrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
White Fox   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Wildwood   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Sherwood Forest.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sherwood Forest. 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 Sherwood Forest. 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 North Carolina

    North Carolina Tourism

    Fishing in North Carolina
    Hunting in North Carolina


National Park Service (NPS) sites in North Carolina

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in North Carolina

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in North Carolina

Airports Near Sherwood Forest ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wilson Industrial Air Center   [Map]   W03   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Wilson Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Rocky Mount - Wilson Rgnl. (RWI/KRWI)   [Map]   RWI   NNE   5 miles [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 Sherwood Forest.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sherwood Forest. 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
Raleigh - Durham Intl. (RDU/KRDU)   [Map]   RDU   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Fayetteville Rgnl. (FAY/KFAY)   [Map]   FAY   SW   76 miles [122.3 km]
Piedmont Triad Intl. (GSO/KGSO)   [Map]   GSO   WNW   115 miles [185.1 km]
Norfolk Intl. (ORF/KORF)   [Map]   ORF   NE   122 miles [196.3 km]
Newport News Intl. (PHF/KPHF)   [Map]   PHF   NE   122 miles [196.3 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   NNE   123 miles [197.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rocky Mount - Wilson Rgnl. (RWI/KRWI)   [Map]   RWI   NNE   5 miles [8 km]
Pitt - Greenville Airport (PGV/KPGV)   [Map]   PGV   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kinston Rgnl. Jetport (ISO/KISO)   [Map]   ISO   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ/KOAJ)   [Map]   OAJ   SSE   67 miles [107.8 km]
Craven County Rgnl. (EWN/KEWN)   [Map]   EWN   SE   69 miles [111 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wilson Industrial Air Center   [Map]   W03   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Wilson Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   2 miles [3.2 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.

Raleigh - Durham Intl.   (RDU/KRDU)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh - Durham International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Rgnl.   (FAY/KFAY)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Craven County Rgnl.   (EWN/KEWN)   [Map]
        Website for Coastal Carolina / Craven County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wilmington Intl.   (ILM/KILM)   [Map]
        Website for Wilmington International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Goldsboro - Wayne Muni.   (ICAO: KGWW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Franklin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KLHZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Johnston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJNX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Piedmont Triad Intl.   (GSO/KGSO)   [Map]
        Website for Piedmont Triad International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Halifax Co. Airport   (ICAO: KRZZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Henderson - Oxford Airport   (ICAO: KHNZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harnett Rgnl. Jetport   (ICAO: KHRJ)   [Map]
        Website for Harnett Regional Jetport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Duplin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KDPL)   [Map]
        Website for Duplin County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-Co. Airport   (ICAO: KASJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Norfolk Intl.   (ORF/KORF)   [Map]
        Website for Norfolk International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Newport News Intl.   (PHF/KPHF)   [Map]
        Website for Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rocky Mount - Wilson Rgnl.   (RWI/KRWI)   [Map]
        Website for Rocky Mount - Wilson Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pitt - Greenville Airport   (PGV/KPGV)   [Map]
        Website for Pitt - Greenville Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kinston Rgnl. Jetport   (ISO/KISO)   [Map]
        Website for Kinston Regional Jetport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albert J. Ellis Airport   (OAJ/KOAJ)   [Map]
        Website for Albert J. Ellis Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of North Carolina

About Wilson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wilson County: www.wilson-co.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: www.ncgov.com/



Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherwood Forest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7777, Longitude: -77.9230     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherwood Forest 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 Sherwood Forest), 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 Sherwood Forest.