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The location of Alvon









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Alvon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Roanoke (VA). It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the south of Alvon. Roanoke (VA) has a population of 99,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Blacksburg (VA). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the south of Alvon and has a population of 44,600 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 driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Buena Vista (VA)   [Map]   6,327   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Clifton Forge (VA)   [Map]   3,565   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Covington (VA)   [Map]   5,531   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lexington (VA)   [Map]   7,106   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Salem (VA)   [Map]   25,862   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Vinton (VA)   [Map]   8,065   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rainelle   [Map]   1,482   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ronceverte   [Map]   1,717   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Carloover (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Low Moor (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Selma (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Anthony   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Buckeye   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clendenenville   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fairlea   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Falling Spring   [Map]   207   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fort Spring   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Frankford   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Frazier   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   243   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Huntersville   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Richlands   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Unus   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Greenbrier County ...

Alvon is located in Greenbrier County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greenbrier County: Alleghany (VA), Bath (VA), Fayette, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Summers & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alvon ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ingalls Fld. (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
New Castle Intl. (FAA ID: VA85)   [Map]   SSE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   NW   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 Alvon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Alvon. 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]   N   121 miles [194.7 km]
Richmond Intl.  (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   E   160 miles [257.5 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ENE   165 miles [265.5 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   N   178 miles [286.5 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NW   203 miles [326.7 km]
Newport News Intl.  (PHF/KPHF)   [Map]   ESE   210 miles [338 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl.  (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   ENE   210 miles [338 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   SSE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Lynchburg Rgnl. (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]   SE   68 miles [109.4 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.  (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   ENE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   WNW   81 miles [130.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Ingalls Fld. (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
New Castle Intl. (FAA ID: VA85)   [Map]   SSE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   WNW   42 miles [67.6 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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
  Website for Richmond International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
  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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager 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
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
  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
 
Newport News Intl.   (PHF/KPHF)   [Map]
  Website for Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
  Website for Baltimore - Washington International 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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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- Alvon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alvon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9051, Longitude: -80.2142     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alvon 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 Alvon), 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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