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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Grassy Creek.

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Around Grassy Creek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Johnson City (TN). It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the south of Grassy Creek. Johnson City (TN) has a population of 66,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kingsport (TN). It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the southwest of Grassy Creek and has a population of 52,800 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 and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Pikeville (KY)   [Map]   7,106   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Bloomingdale (TN)   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bristol (TN)   [Map]   27,109   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Church Hill (TN)   [Map]   6,740   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Collingwood (TN)   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Colonial Heights (TN)   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cross (TN)   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   ---   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Elizabethton (TN)   [Map]   13,854   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Greeneville (TN)   [Map]   15,061   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Mill Point (TN)   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Shell Creek (TN)   [Map]   ---   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Winchester (TN)   [Map]   ---   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Abingdon   [Map]   8,083   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bristol   [Map]   16,960   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Beechnut City (TN)   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Benhams   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Castlewood   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Coeburn   [Map]   1,986   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Craigs Mill   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dungannon   [Map]   310   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Herald   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hiltons   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Maces Spring   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mendota   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Nickelsville   [Map]   366   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Oak Grove   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   907   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Three Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Virginia City   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Russell County ...

Grassy Creek is located in Russell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Russell County: Buchanan, Dickenson, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington & Wise.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grassy Creek ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Bush Mill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Grassy Creek   [Map]
Crackers Neck   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Deans Store   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Hobbs Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Little Duck   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Martin Ford   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Masons Store (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mew   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Parsonage   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Point Truth   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Ravens Nest   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Silica   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Stringtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunny Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Twin Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Willow Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lonesome Pine Airport(ICAO: KLNP)   [Map]   LNP   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Virginia Highlands Airport(ICAO: KVJI)   [Map]   VJI   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Tri-Cities Rgnl. (TRI/KTRI)   [Map]   TRI   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elizabethton Muni. (ICAO: K0A9)   [Map]   0A9   SSE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Grundy Muni.   [Map]   GDY   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   ENE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hawkins Co. Airport   [Map]   RVN   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Johnson Co. Airport   [Map]   6A4   SE   37 miles [59.5 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 Grassy Creek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Grassy Creek. 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
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   SW   113 miles [181.9 km]
Charlotte - Douglas Intl. (CLT/KCLT)   [Map]   CLT   SE   133 miles [214 km]
Piedmont Triad Intl. (GSO/KGSO)   [Map]   GSO   ESE   141 miles [226.9 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   NW   201 miles [323.5 km]
Raleigh - Durham Intl. (RDU/KRDU)   [Map]   RDU   ESE   207 miles [333.1 km]
Louisville Intl. (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   SDF   WNW   209 miles [336.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tri-Cities Rgnl. (TRI/KTRI)   [Map]   TRI   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Greeneville Muni.(GCY/KGCY)   [Map]   GCY   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Asheville Rgnl. (AVL/KAVL)   [Map]   AVL   S   93 miles [149.7 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   NE   96 miles [154.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lonesome Pine Airport(ICAO: KLNP)   [Map]   LNP   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Virginia Highlands Airport(ICAO: KVJI)   [Map]   VJI   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Elizabethton Muni. (ICAO: K0A9)   [Map]   0A9   SSE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Grundy Muni.   [Map]   GDY   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   ENE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hawkins Co. Airport   [Map]   RVN   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Johnson Co. Airport   [Map]   6A4   SE   37 miles [59.5 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.

McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State 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
 
Lonesome Pine Airport   (ICAO: KLNP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Highlands Airport   (ICAO: KVJI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Elizabethton Muni.   (ICAO: K0A9)   [Map]
        Website for Elizabethton Municipal Airport
        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
 
Piedmont Triad Intl.   (GSO/KGSO)   [Map]
        Website for Piedmont Triad International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ashe Co. Airport   (ICAO: KGEV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
        Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
        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
 
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
        Website for Louisville International 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
 
Greeneville Muni.   (GCY/KGCY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Asheville Rgnl.   (AVL/KAVL)   [Map]
        Website for Asheville 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
 

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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 Grassy Creek.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grassy Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7809, Longitude: -82.3382     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grassy Creek 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 Grassy Creek), 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 Grassy Creek.