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Acuff, Texas

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Acuff ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lubbock. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the west of Acuff. Lubbock has a population of 253,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Plainview. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the north of Acuff and has a population of 20,900 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 Acuff and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Abernathy   [Map]   2,765   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Brownfield   [Map]   9,779   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Crosbyton   [Map]   1,695   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Floydada   [Map]   2,786   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hale Center   [Map]   2,104   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Idalou   [Map]   2,342   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Levelland   [Map]   13,844   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Littlefield   [Map]   6,039   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Olton   [Map]   2,114   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Post   [Map]   5,372   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ralls   [Map]   1,904   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Shallowater   [Map]   2,546   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Slaton   [Map]   6,062   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tahoka   [Map]   2,561   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wolfforth   [Map]   4,417   W   23 miles [37 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Becton   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Buffalo Springs   [Map]   449   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cap Rock   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cone   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Farmer   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kitalou   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lorenzo   [Map]   1,183   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
New Deal   [Map]   805   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Owens   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   1,131   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Posey   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ransom Canyon   [Map]   1,135   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Reese Village   [Map]   ---   W   23 miles [37 km]
Slide   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wilson   [Map]   474   S   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

Lubbock County ...

Acuff is located in Lubbock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lubbock County: Crosby, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lynn & Terry.

While not sharing a border with Lubbock County, the counties of Garza and Lynn are close to Acuff.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Acuff ...

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.

Buffalo Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Acuff   [Map]
Canyon   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Farmer   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Heckville (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Liberty   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Posey   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ransom Canyon   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Savage (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Union   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Texas Tourism
    Parks for Texas

    Fishing in Texas
    Hunting in Texas

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Texas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Texas

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

Airports Near Acuff ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Slaton Muni.   [Map]   F49   SSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lubbock Preston Smith Intl. (LBB/KLBB)   [Map]   LBB   WNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Abernathy Muni.   [Map]   F83   NNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Crosbyton Muni.   [Map]   8F3   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Post - Garza County Muni.   [Map]   5F1   SSE   31 miles [49.9 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 Acuff.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Acuff. 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
Lubbock Preston Smith Intl. (LBB/KLBB)   [Map]   LBB   WNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Will Rogers World Airport (OKC/KOKC)   [Map]   OKC   ENE   260 miles [418.4 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl. (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]   DFW   E   268 miles [431.3 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   268 miles [431.3 km]
Dallas Love Fld. (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]   DAL   E   280 miles [450.6 km]
Killeen - Fort Hood Rgnl. (GRK/KGRK)   [Map]   GRK   SE   281 miles [452.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Kent Co. Airport (ICAO: KJTS)   [Map]   22F   ESE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Clovis Muni. (CVN/KCVN)   [Map]   CVN   NW   101 miles [162.5 km]
Rick Husband Amarillo Intl. (AMA/KAMA)   [Map]   AMA   N   112 miles [180.2 km]
Midland Intl. (MAF/KMAF)   [Map]   MAF   SSW   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Slaton Muni.   [Map]   F49   SSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Abernathy Muni.   [Map]   F83   NNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Crosbyton Muni.   [Map]   8F3   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Post - Garza County Muni.   [Map]   5F1   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Floydada Muni.   [Map]   41F   NNE   32 miles [51.5 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.

Lubbock Preston Smith Intl.   (LBB/KLBB)   [Map]
        Website for Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Will Rogers World Airport   (OKC/KOKC)   [Map]
        Website for Will Rogers World Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hale Co. Airport   (ICAO: KPVW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.   (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas Love Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Killeen - Fort Hood Rgnl.   (GRK/KGRK)   [Map]
        Website for Killeen - Fort Hood Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kent Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJTS)   [Map]
        Website for Kent County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Clovis Muni.   (CVN/KCVN)   [Map]
        Website for Clovis Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Rick Husband Amarillo Intl.   (AMA/KAMA)   [Map]
        Website for Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Midland Intl.   (MAF/KMAF)   [Map]
        Website for Midland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Acuff. 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 Acuff.

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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 Acuff. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Acuff) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acuff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5951, Longitude: -101.6202     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Acuff 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 Acuff), 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 Acuff.