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The location of Galax









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Galax ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Blacksburg. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northeast of Galax. Blacksburg has a population of 44,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Christiansburg. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the northeast of Galax and has a population of 22,300 people.

For comparison, Galax has a population of 6,600 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 Galax and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Elkin (NC)   [Map]   3,978   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
King (NC)   [Map]   6,904   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Lewisville (NC)   [Map]   13,913   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Mount Airy (NC)   [Map]   10,232   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
North Wilkesboro (NC)   [Map]   4,276   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rural Hall (NC)   [Map]   3,196   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Wilkesboro (NC)   [Map]   3,491   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   4,714   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Marion   [Map]   5,659   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Pulaski   [Map]   8,764   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Radford   [Map]   17,658   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tazewell   [Map]   4,240   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Wytheville   [Map]   7,998   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bluefield (WV)   [Map]   9,869   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Princeton (WV)   [Map]   5,822   N   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Ennice (NC)   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Low Gap (NC)   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Round Peak (NC)   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Austinville   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Baywood   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fancy Gap   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fries   [Map]   452   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hillsville   [Map]   2,654   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Independence   [Map]   901   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ivanhoe   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lambsburg   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Low Gap   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Oak Grove   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sheep Town   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Woodlawn   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Galax ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Galax ...

Looking for more information about Galax? 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 Galax, 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 Galax.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Virginia Tourism
    Parks for Virginia

    Fishing in Virginia
    Hunting in Virginia

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Galax Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Galax


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 Galax ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Twin Co. Airport  (ICAO: KHLX)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mount Airy / Surry Co. Airport (ICAO: KMWK)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Elkin Muni. (FAA ID: ZEF)   [Map]   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Mountain Empire Airport (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ashe Co. Airport (ICAO: KGEV)   [Map]   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wilkes Co. Airport  (ICAO: KUKF)   [Map]   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
New River Valley Airport (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   NNE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Yadkin Co. Airport   [Map]   SSE   39 miles [62.8 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Galax.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Piedmont Triad Intl.  (GSO/KGSO)   [Map]   SE   66 miles [106.2 km]
Charlotte - Douglas Intl.  (CLT/KCLT)   [Map]   S   100 miles [160.9 km]
Raleigh - Durham Intl.  (RDU/KRDU)   [Map]   ESE   130 miles [209.2 km]
Fayetteville Rgnl.  (FAY/KFAY)   [Map]   SE   162 miles [260.7 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport  (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   WSW   180 miles [289.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Smith Reynolds Airport  (INT/KINT)   [Map]   SE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   NE   69 miles [111 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   N   78 miles [125.5 km]
Tri-Cities Rgnl.  (TRI/KTRI)   [Map]   W   83 miles [133.6 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   NNE   87 miles [140 km]
Concord Rgnl. (ICAO: KJQF)   [Map]   S   88 miles [141.6 km]
Lynchburg Rgnl. (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]   ENE   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Twin Co. Airport  (ICAO: KHLX)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mount Airy / Surry Co. Airport (ICAO: KMWK)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Elkin Muni. (FAA ID: ZEF)   [Map]   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Mountain Empire Airport (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ashe Co. Airport (ICAO: KGEV)   [Map]   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wilkes Co. Airport  (ICAO: KUKF)   [Map]   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
New River Valley Airport (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   NNE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Yadkin Co. Airport   [Map]   SSE   39 miles [62.8 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlotte - Douglas Intl.   (CLT/KCLT)   [Map]
  Website for Charlotte - Douglas International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Concord Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJQF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Twin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KHLX)   [Map]
  Website for Twin County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mount Airy / Surry Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMWK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ashe Co. Airport   (ICAO: KGEV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wilkes Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUKF)   [Map]
  Website for Wilkes County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Raleigh - Durham Intl.   (RDU/KRDU)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh - Durham International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mercer Co. Airport   (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]
  Website for Mercer County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Rgnl.   (FAY/KFAY)   [Map]
  Website for Fayetteville Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
  Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
  Website for Richmond International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Smith Reynolds Airport   (INT/KINT)   [Map]
  Website for Smith Reynolds Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-Cities Rgnl.   (TRI/KTRI)   [Map]
  Website for Tri-Cities Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

The official website for State of Virginia: https://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 Galax.

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<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- Galax) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Galax. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6619, Longitude: -80.9247     [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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Galax), 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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