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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Rich Creek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Roanoke. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the east of Rich Creek. Roanoke has a population of 99,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Blacksburg. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the southeast of Rich Creek and has a population of 44,600 people.

For comparison, Rich Creek has a population of 750 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note 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   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield   [Map]   4,714   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Christiansburg   [Map]   22,259   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Galax   [Map]   6,625   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pearisburg   [Map]   2,661   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pulaski   [Map]   8,764   S   23 miles [37 km]
Radford   [Map]   17,658   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Salem   [Map]   25,862   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Tazewell   [Map]   4,240   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Wytheville   [Map]   7,998   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Beckley (WV)   [Map]   16,404   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bluefield (WV)   [Map]   9,869   W   23 miles [37 km]
Fayetteville (WV)   [Map]   2,772   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Lewisburg (WV)   [Map]   3,907   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Oak Hill (WV)   [Map]   8,338   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Princeton (WV)   [Map]   5,822   W   15 miles [24.1 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluff City   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Dublin   [Map]   2,649   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fairlawn   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Glen Lyn   [Map]   100   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hilton Village   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Narrows   [Map]   1,960   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pembroke   [Map]   1,088   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Athens (WV)   [Map]   921   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ballard (WV)   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bellepoint (WV)   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Edison (WV)   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Forest Hill (WV)   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Johnston Town (WV)   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Oakvale (WV)   [Map]   116   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Peterstown (WV)   [Map]   636   NE   Less than 2 miles

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

Giles County ...

Rich Creek 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 Rich Creek ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rich Creek ...

Looking for more information about Rich Creek? 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 Rich Creek, 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 Rich Creek.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Rich 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 Rich 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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Rich Creek Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Rich Creek


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 Rich Creek ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec.(BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   BCB   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
New Castle Intl.   [Map]   VA85   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   NNE   40 miles [64.4 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 Rich Creek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rich 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
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   153 miles [246.2 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NNE   163 miles [262.3 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   192 miles [309 km]
Fayetteville Rgnl. (FAY/KFAY)   [Map]   FAY   SSE   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   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   E   46 miles [74 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NNW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Lynchburg Rgnl.(LYH/KLYH)   [Map]   LYH   E   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec.(BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   BCB   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
New Castle Intl.   [Map]   VA85   E   40 miles [64.4 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
 
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
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Raleigh - Durham Intl.   (RDU/KRDU)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh - Durham International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
        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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rich Creek. 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 Rich Creek.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rich Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3833, Longitude: -80.8207     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rich 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 Rich 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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