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Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Rafter.

This page contains six sections:

Around Rafter ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Knoxville. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the north of Rafter. Knoxville has a population of 188,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kodak. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northeast of Rafter and has a population of 184,000 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting in Rafter.<2>

Boiling Springs (NC)     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the southeast of Rafter.

Fontana Dam (NC)     [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the east of Rafter.

Hiwassee Village (NC)     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the south of Rafter.

Lake Santeetlah (NC)     [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the east of Rafter.

Liberty (NC)     [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the south of Rafter.

Yellow Creek (NC)     [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the east of Rafter.

Ballplay     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the north of Rafter.

Coker Creek     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the southwest of Rafter.

Englewood     [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the west of Rafter.

Greenback     [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the north of Rafter.

Happy Valley     [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the northeast of Rafter.

Jena     [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the north of Rafter.

Madisonville     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the northwest of Rafter.

Tellico Plains     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the west of Rafter.

Vonore     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the north of Rafter.

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

Monroe County ...

Rafter is located in Monroe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Cherokee (NC), Graham (NC), Blount, Loudon, McMinn & Polk.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rafter ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Rafter. 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 Rafter. 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Tennessee

Tennessee Tourism

Parks for Tennessee

Fishing in Tennessee

Hunting in Tennessee

TripAdvisor Link for:

Tennessee Statewide Tourism

Also of Interest:

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 Rafter ...

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 better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Rafter.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Rafter. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

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

Large Airports

McGhee Tyson Airport  (TYS/KTYS) <4>   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the north northeast of Rafter.

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
122 miles [196.3 km] miles to the south of Rafter.

Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
148 miles [238.2 km] miles to the west northwest of Rafter.

Charlotte - Douglas Intl.  (CLT/KCLT)   [Map]
182 miles [292.9 km] miles to the east of Rafter.

Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
193 miles [310.6 km] miles to the southwest of Rafter.

Louisville Intl.  (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
210 miles [338 km] miles to the north northwest of Rafter.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Lovell Fld.  (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
62 miles [99.8 km] miles to the west southwest of Rafter.

Asheville Rgnl.  (AVL/KAVL)   [Map]
92 miles [148.1 km] miles to the east of Rafter.

Greeneville Muni. (GCY/KGCY)   [Map]
94 miles [151.3 km] miles to the northeast of Rafter.

General Aviation Airports

Monroe Co. Airport (FAA ID: MNV)   [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the northwest of Rafter.

McMinn Co. Airport (FAA ID: MMI)   [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the west of Rafter.

Andrews - Murphy Airport (ICAO: KRHP)   [Map]
22 miles [35.4 km] miles to the southeast of Rafter.

Martin Campbell Fld. (FAA ID: 1A3)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the south southwest of Rafter.

Hardwick Fld. (FAA ID: HDI)   [Map]
38 miles [61.2 km] miles to the west southwest of Rafter.

Blairsville Airport (ICAO: KDZJ)   [Map]
38 miles [61.2 km] miles to the south southeast of Rafter.

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     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: TYSICAO: KTYS

Website for McGhee Tyson Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: ATLICAO: KATL

Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Andrews - Murphy Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KRHP

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Blairsville Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KDZJ

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Knoxville Downtown Island Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KDKX

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Macon County Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: K1A5

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Nashville International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: BNAICAO: KBNA

Website for Nashville International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Charlotte - Douglas International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: CLTICAO: KCLT

Website for Charlotte - Douglas International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: BHMICAO: KBHM

Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Louisville International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: SDFICAO: KSDF

Website for Louisville International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Lovell Field     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: CHAICAO: KCHA

Website for Lovell Field

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Asheville Regional Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: AVLICAO: KAVL

Website for Asheville Regional Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Greeneville - Greene County Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: GCYICAO: KGCY

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Monroe County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County: www.monroegovernment.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rafter.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rafter) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rafter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3926, Longitude: -84.1782     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rafter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Rafter), 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.
<4>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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