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Introduction ...

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

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Around Swift ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Jackson. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northwest of Swift. Jackson has a population of 67,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Johnson Ford. It lies just northeast of Swift and has a population of 65,800 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 and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Florence (AL)   [Map]   39,959   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Muscle Shoals (AL)   [Map]   13,831   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Sheffield (AL)   [Map]   9,025   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Tuscumbia (AL)   [Map]   8,434   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,818   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Atkins - Historic   [Map]   ---   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lavinia   [Map]   ---   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Lawrence   [Map]   ---   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Lawrenceburg   [Map]   10,736   E   46 miles [74 km]
Lexington   [Map]   7,769   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Liberty Grove   [Map]   ---   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Mount Lebanon   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Parkburg   [Map]   ---   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tulu   [Map]   ---   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Union Cross   [Map]   ---   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Adamsville   [Map]   2,204   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cedar Grove   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Clifton   [Map]   2,658   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Crump   [Map]   1,395   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Decaturville   [Map]   875   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Enville   [Map]   190   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Flatwoods   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Milledgeville   [Map]   265   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pyburn   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Saltillo   [Map]   503   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sardis   [Map]   371   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Savannah   [Map]   7,019   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Scotts Hill   [Map]   985   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Stantonville   [Map]   267   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

Hardin County ...

Swift is located in Hardin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hardin County: Lauderdale (AL), Tishomingo (MS), Chester, Decatur, Henderson, McNairy & Wayne.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Swift ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Bucktown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Swift   [Map]
Centerview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Crossroads   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Farmers Union Landing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Grandview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Havana   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hookers Bend   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
James Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lott Landing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
New Harmony   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Piney Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Point Pleasant   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stringtown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Unity   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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


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 Swift ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hassell Fld.   [Map]   M29   ENE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport(ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]   SNH   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Beech River Rgnl.    [Map]   PVE   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Robert Sibley Airport   [Map]   SZY   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Perry Co. Airport   [Map]   M15   NE   22 miles [35.4 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 Swift.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Swift. 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
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   ENE   98 miles [157.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   105 miles [169 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSE   146 miles [235 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   91 miles [146.5 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   NE   91 miles [146.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hassell Fld.   [Map]   M29   ENE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport(ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]   SNH   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Beech River Rgnl.    [Map]   PVE   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Robert Sibley Airport   [Map]   SZY   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Perry Co. Airport   [Map]   M15   NE   22 miles [35.4 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.

Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville 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
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McKellar - Sipes Rgnl.   (MKL/KMKL)   [Map]
        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
 
William L. Whitehurst Fld.   (ICAO: KM08)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Carroll Co. Airport   (ICAO: KHZD)   [Map]
        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
 
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
        Website for Louisville International 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

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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 Swift.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swift. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3440, Longitude: -88.1411     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Swift 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 Swift), 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 Swift.