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Collegedale, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Collegedale ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Chattanooga. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the west of Collegedale. Chattanooga has a population of 178,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Jacktown. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northeast of Collegedale and has a population of 67,300 people.

For comparison, Collegedale has a population of 11,400 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 Collegedale and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,445   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dalton (GA)   [Map]   34,077   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,839   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Athens   [Map]   13,748   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cleveland   [Map]   44,271   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
East Brainerd   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
East Ridge   [Map]   21,302   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hart - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   46 miles [74 km]
Middle Valley Estates   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Milbro Heights   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Red Bank   [Map]   11,813   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Signal Mountain   [Map]   8,573   W   18 miles [29 km]
Signal Terrace   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Soddy-Daisy   [Map]   13,217   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Soddy Lake Heights   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Boynton (GA)   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cohutta (GA)   [Map]   635   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Graysville (GA)   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   4,378   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Varnell (GA)   [Map]   1,795   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Brainerd Hills   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Harrison   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lake Dweller   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lakesite   [Map]   1,867   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mineral Park   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Ooltewah   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Ridgeside   [Map]   426   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
South Cleveland   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wildwood Lake   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Hamilton County ...

Collegedale is located in Hamilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hamilton County: Catoosa (GA), Dade (GA), Walker (GA), Whitfield (GA), Bledsoe, Bradley, Marion, Meigs, Rhea & Sequatchie.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Collegedale ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Collegedale ...

Looking for more information about Collegedale? 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 Collegedale, 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 Collegedale.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Tennessee Tourism

    Fishing in Tennessee
    Hunting in Tennessee

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Tennessee Statewide Tourism
    Collegedale Tourism

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

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Tennessee

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Tennessee

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

Airports Near Collegedale ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Collegedale Muni.   [Map]   FGU   ESE   Less than 2 miles
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hardwick Fld.   [Map]   HDI   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dalton Muni.(DNN/KDNN)   [Map]   DNN   SSE   24 miles [38.6 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 Collegedale.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Collegedale. 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
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SSE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NW   117 miles [188.3 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SW   141 miles [226.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WSW   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Collegedale Muni.   [Map]   FGU   ESE   Less than 2 miles
Hardwick Fld.   [Map]   HDI   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dalton Muni.(DNN/KDNN)   [Map]   DNN   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mark Anton Airport   [Map]   2A0   NNE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
McMinn Co. Airport    [Map]   MMI   NE   36 miles [57.9 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.

McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Dalton Muni.   (DNN/KDNN)   [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
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
        Website for Louisville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Charlotte - Douglas Intl.   (CLT/KCLT)   [Map]
        Website for Charlotte - Douglas International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Hamilton County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hamilton County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

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

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Collegedale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0488, Longitude: -85.0492     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Collegedale 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 Collegedale), 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 Collegedale.


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