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The location of Alpheus









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Alpheus ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the northeast of Alpheus. Beckley has a population of 16,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bluefield. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the east of Alpheus and has a population of 9,900 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 Alpheus and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Abingdon (VA)   [Map]   7,981   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Lebanon (VA)   [Map]   3,214   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Marion (VA)   [Map]   5,659   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   E   41 miles [66 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,764   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,325   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   7,998   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,796   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   362   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Anawalt   [Map]   189   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Big Sandy   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Davy   [Map]   356   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gary   [Map]   827   E   Less than 2 miles
Keystone   [Map]   235   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kimball   [Map]   162   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Northfork   [Map]   356   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Thorpe   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
War   [Map]   715   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,740   N   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

McDowell County ...

Alpheus is located in McDowell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of McDowell County: Buchanan (VA), Tazewell (VA), Mercer, Mingo & Wyoming.

Although it doesn't share a border with McDowell County, McDowell is close to Alpheus.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alpheus ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    West Virginia Tourism
    Parks for West Virginia

    Fishing in West Virginia
    Hunting in West Virginia


National Park Service (NPS) sites in West Virginia

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in West Virginia

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in West Virginia

Airports Near Alpheus ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport  (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Grundy Muni. (FAA ID: GDY)   [Map]   WSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mountain Empire Airport (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   SSE   34 miles [54.7 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 Alpheus.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Alpheus. 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
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NNE   180 miles [289.7 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   186 miles [299.3 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   195 miles [313.8 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   NW   204 miles [328.3 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NW   226 miles [363.7 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   227 miles [365.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   N   69 miles [111 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   ENE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   NW   87 miles [140 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   E   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport  (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Grundy Muni. (FAA ID: GDY)   [Map]   WSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mountain Empire Airport (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   SSE   34 miles [54.7 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.

Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
  Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
  Website for Tri-State Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [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
 
Tazewell Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]
  Website for Tazewell County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Highlands Airport   (ICAO: KVJI)   [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
 
Lonesome Pine Airport   (ICAO: KLNP)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
  Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
  Website for Dayton International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager 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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpheus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3682, Longitude: -81.5609     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alpheus 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Alpheus), 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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