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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Parker ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dallas. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the southwest of Parker. Dallas has a population of 1,341,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fort Worth. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southwest of Parker and has a population of 874,000 people.

For comparison, Parker has a population of 4,600 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Parker and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Allen   [Map]   100,685   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Arlington   [Map]   396,394   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Carrollton   [Map]   135,710   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Denton   [Map]   136,268   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Flower Mound   [Map]   76,681   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Frisco   [Map]   177,286   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Garland   [Map]   238,002   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Grand Prairie   [Map]   193,837   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Irving   [Map]   240,373   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lewisville   [Map]   106,021   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
McKinney   [Map]   181,330   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mesquite   [Map]   143,949   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
North Richland Hills   [Map]   70,441   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Plano   [Map]   286,143   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Richardson   [Map]   116,783   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Centerville   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Copeville   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fairview   [Map]   8,950   N   5 miles [8 km]
Lavon   [Map]   3,140   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lowry Crossing   [Map]   1,737   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lucas   [Map]   7,483   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Murphy   [Map]   20,673   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
New Hope   [Map]   635   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Parris   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Princeton   [Map]   10,159   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rockwall   [Map]   44,208   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rowlett   [Map]   62,868   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sachse   [Map]   25,937   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   1,077   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wylie   [Map]   49,826   E   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Collin County ...

Parker is located in Collin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Collin County: Dallas, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt & Rockwall.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Parker ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Parker ...

Looking for more information about Parker? 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 Parker, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Parker.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Texas Statewide Tourism
    Parker Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Parker


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 Parker ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
McKinney Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Collin County Rgnl. (ICAO: KTKI)   [Map]   TKI   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Aero Country Airport   [Map]   T31   NNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rockwall Muni.(ICAO: KF46)   [Map]   F46   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Addison Airport (ICAO: KADS)   [Map]   ADS   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dallas Love Fld. (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]   DAL   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mesquite Metro Airport(ICAO: KHQZ)   [Map]   HQZ   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Caddo Mills Muni.   [Map]   7F3   E   21 miles [33.8 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 Parker.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Parker. 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
Dallas Love Fld. (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]   DAL   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.    [Map]   ---   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl. (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]   DFW   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Addison Airport (ICAO: KADS)   [Map]   ADS   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW/KAFW)   [Map]   AFW   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
McKinney Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Collin County Rgnl. (ICAO: KTKI)   [Map]   TKI   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Aero Country Airport   [Map]   T31   NNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rockwall Muni.(ICAO: KF46)   [Map]   F46   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mesquite Metro Airport(ICAO: KHQZ)   [Map]   HQZ   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Caddo Mills Muni.   [Map]   7F3   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Phil L. Hudson Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   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.

Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas Love Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockwall Muni.   (ICAO: KF46)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mesquite Metro Airport   (ICAO: KHQZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas Exec.   (RBD/KRBD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Terrell Muni.   (ICAO: KTRL)   [Map]
        Website for Terrell Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Majors Airport   (ICAO: KGVT)   [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
 
Grand Prairie Muni.   (ICAO: KGPM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Denton Muni.   (ICAO: KDTO)   [Map]
        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
 
Will Rogers World Airport   (OKC/KOKC)   [Map]
        Website for Will Rogers World Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin - Bergstrom Intl.   (AUS/KAUS)   [Map]
        Website for Austin - Bergstrom International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Addison Airport   (ICAO: KADS)   [Map]
        Website for Addison Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fort Worth Alliance Airport   (AFW/KAFW)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Worth Alliance Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waco Rgnl.   (ACT/KACT)   [Map]
        Website for Waco Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Collin County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KTKI)   [Map]
        Website for Collin County Regional 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 Parker. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Collin County: www.co.collin.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: www.texas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parker. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0553, Longitude: -96.6190     [Map].

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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 Parker), 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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