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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Glen Lyn.

This page contains six sections:

Around Glen Lyn ...

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

The next largest community is Blacksburg. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the east of Glen Lyn and has a population of 44,600 people.

For comparison, Glen Lyn has a population of 100 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 Glen Lyn and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield   [Map]   4,714   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Christiansburg   [Map]   22,259   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Galax   [Map]   6,625   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Pearisburg   [Map]   2,661   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pulaski   [Map]   8,764   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Radford   [Map]   17,658   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Salem   [Map]   25,862   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Tazewell   [Map]   4,240   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wytheville   [Map]   7,998   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Beckley (WV)   [Map]   16,404   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bluefield (WV)   [Map]   9,869   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fayetteville (WV)   [Map]   2,772   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Lewisburg (WV)   [Map]   3,907   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Oak Hill (WV)   [Map]   8,338   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Princeton (WV)   [Map]   5,822   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluff City   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hilton Village   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Narrows   [Map]   1,960   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pembroke   [Map]   1,088   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rich Creek   [Map]   747   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Athens (WV)   [Map]   921   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ballard (WV)   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bellepoint (WV)   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Edison (WV)   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Forest Hill (WV)   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hinton (WV)   [Map]   2,448   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Johnston Town (WV)   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jumping Branch (WV)   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Oakvale (WV)   [Map]   116   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Peterstown (WV)   [Map]   636   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Giles County ...

Glen Lyn is located in Giles County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Giles County: Bland, Craig, Montgomery, Pulaski, Mercer (WV), Monroe (WV) & Summers (WV).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glen Lyn ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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


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 Glen Lyn ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   SSE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec.(BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   BCB   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   W   36 miles [57.9 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 Glen Lyn.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Glen Lyn. 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   SSE   101 miles [162.5 km]
Charlotte - Douglas Intl. (CLT/KCLT)   [Map]   CLT   S   149 miles [239.8 km]
Raleigh - Durham Intl. (RDU/KRDU)   [Map]   RDU   SE   154 miles [247.8 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NNE   164 miles [263.9 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   194 miles [312.2 km]
Fayetteville Rgnl. (FAY/KFAY)   [Map]   FAY   SE   197 miles [317 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NNW   79 miles [127.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   SSE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec.(BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   BCB   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   W   36 miles [57.9 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
 
Charlotte - Douglas Intl.   (CLT/KCLT)   [Map]
        Website for Charlotte - Douglas International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Smith Reynolds Airport   (INT/KINT)   [Map]
        Website for Smith Reynolds Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-Cities Rgnl.   (TRI/KTRI)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-Cities Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mercer Co. Airport   (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]
        Website for Mercer County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Twin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KHLX)   [Map]
        Website for Twin County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [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
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tazewell Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]
        Website for Tazewell County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Rgnl.   (FAY/KFAY)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Regional 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
 
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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Giles County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Giles County: www.gilescounty.org/

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 Glen Lyn.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Lyn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3731, Longitude: -80.8575     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glen Lyn 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 Glen Lyn), 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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