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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Covington ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Roanoke. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the south of Covington. Roanoke has a population of 99,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Blacksburg. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southwest of Covington and has a population of 44,600 people.

For comparison, Covington has a population of 5,500 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 from Covington and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bedford   [Map]   6,536   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Buchanan   [Map]   1,169   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Buena Vista   [Map]   6,327   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Clifton Forge   [Map]   3,565   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lexington   [Map]   7,106   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Radford   [Map]   ---   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Salem   [Map]   25,862   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Vinton   [Map]   8,065   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Alderson (WV)   [Map]   1,155   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hinton (WV)   [Map]   2,448   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lewisburg (WV)   [Map]   3,907   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rainelle (WV)   [Map]   1,482   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Richwood (WV)   [Map]   1,906   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Ronceverte (WV)   [Map]   1,717   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
White Sulphur Springs (WV)   [Map]   2,420   W   16 miles [25.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbott   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Carloover   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Daleville   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fincastle   [Map]   338   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Iron Gate   [Map]   363   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Low Moor   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
New Castle   [Map]   150   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Salisbury   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Selma   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Troutville   [Map]   430   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Anthony (WV)   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clendenenville (WV)   [Map]   ---   W   23 miles [37 km]
Fairlea (WV)   [Map]   ---   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Falling Spring (WV)   [Map]   207   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Frankford (WV)   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Covington ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Covington ...

Looking for more information about Covington? 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 Covington, 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 Covington.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Virginia Tourism
    Parks for Virginia

    Fishing in Virginia
    Hunting in Virginia

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Covington Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Covington


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Virginia

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Virginia

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

Airports Near Covington ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ingalls Fld.(ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]   HSP   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
New Castle Intl.   [Map]   VA85   SSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   S   32 miles [51.5 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 Covington.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Covington. 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
Piedmont Triad Intl. (GSO/KGSO)   [Map]   GSO   S   116 miles [186.7 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   N   127 miles [204.4 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   147 miles [236.6 km]
Raleigh - Durham Intl. (RDU/KRDU)   [Map]   RDU   SSE   148 miles [238.2 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ENE   158 miles [254.3 km]
Charlotte - Douglas Intl. (CLT/KCLT)   [Map]   CLT   SSW   185 miles [297.7 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   186 miles [299.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lynchburg Rgnl.(LYH/KLYH)   [Map]   LYH   SE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   W   61 miles [98.2 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   ENE   67 miles [107.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ingalls Fld.(ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]   HSP   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
New Castle Intl.   [Map]   VA85   SSW   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.

Piedmont Triad Intl.   (GSO/KGSO)   [Map]
        Website for Piedmont Triad International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
        Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ingalls Fld.   (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Raleigh - Durham Intl.   (RDU/KRDU)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh - Durham 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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Covington: www.covington.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: www.virginia.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Covington. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Covington) 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 Covington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Covington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Covington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7935, Longitude: -79.9939     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Covington 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 Covington), 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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