A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Lexington, Virginia

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other VA

The location of Lexington

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Lexington ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Roanoke. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the southwest of Lexington. Roanoke has a population of 99,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lynchburg. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the southeast of Lexington and has a population of 81,000 people.

For comparison, Lexington has a population of 7,100 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 Lexington and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Altavista   [Map]   3,422   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Amherst   [Map]   2,199   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Appomattox   [Map]   1,778   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Bedford   [Map]   6,536   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bridgewater   [Map]   6,062   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Buena Vista   [Map]   6,327   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clifton Forge   [Map]   3,565   W   18 miles [29 km]
Covington   [Map]   5,531   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Grottoes   [Map]   2,795   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Radford   [Map]   ---   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Salem   [Map]   25,862   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Staunton   [Map]   24,528   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Vinton   [Map]   8,065   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Waynesboro   [Map]   22,327   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
White Sulphur Springs (WV)   [Map]   2,420   W   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Buchanan   [Map]   1,169   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Carloover   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Craigsville   [Map]   927   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Forks of Buffalo   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Glasgow   [Map]   1,107   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Goshen   [Map]   370   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Greenville   [Map]   ---   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Iron Gate   [Map]   363   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Low Moor   [Map]   ---   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lowesville   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Marlbrook   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Salisbury   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Selma   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Spottswood   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Yost   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lexington ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lexington ...

Looking for more information about Lexington? 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 Lexington, 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 Lexington.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Lexington

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 Lexington ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Ingalls Fld. (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Falwell Airport (FAA ID: W24)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lynchburg Rgnl. (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Eagles Nest Airport (FAA ID: W13)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
New Castle Intl. (FAA ID: VA85)   [Map]   WSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Lotus Intl. (FAA ID: 8VA4)   [Map]   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.  (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   NE   46 miles [74 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 Lexington.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lexington. 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]   SSW   118 miles [189.9 km]
Richmond Intl.  (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   E   120 miles [193.1 km]
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   N   130 miles [209.2 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   NE   136 miles [218.9 km]
Raleigh - Durham Intl.  (RDU/KRDU)   [Map]   SSE   137 miles [220.5 km]
Newport News Intl.  (PHF/KPHF)   [Map]   ESE   170 miles [273.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lynchburg Rgnl. (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.  (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Charlottesville Airport  (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   ENE   61 miles [98.2 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   W   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Ingalls Fld. (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Falwell Airport (FAA ID: W24)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Eagles Nest Airport (FAA ID: W13)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
New Castle Intl. (FAA ID: VA85)   [Map]   WSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lotus Intl. (FAA ID: 8VA4)   [Map]   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Smith Mountain Lake Airport (FAA ID: W91)   [Map]   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bridgewater Air Park (FAA ID: VBW)   [Map]   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Brookneal Airport (FAA ID: 0V4)   [Map]   SSE   51 miles [82.1 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
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
  Website for Richmond International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
  Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle Airport
  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
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
  Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Ingalls Fld.   (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
  Website for Morgantown Municipal 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
Newport News Intl.   (PHF/KPHF)   [Map]
  Website for Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
  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
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
  Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Virginia

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lexington:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

- Return to Citation

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lexington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7840, Longitude: -79.4928     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lexington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Lexington), 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.

- Return to Citation






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 19 Jan 2019