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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Amigo ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the northeast of Amigo. Beckley has a population of 16,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bluefield. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Amigo 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 Amigo and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Dublin (VA)   [Map]   2,649   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,764   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,325   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   7,998   S   46 miles [74 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,740   SW   18 miles [29 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bud   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Coal City   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Crab Orchard   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Eastgulf   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fairdale   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Helen   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lester   [Map]   323   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,298   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
MacArthur   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Matoaka   [Map]   210   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mullens   [Map]   1,369   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pineville   [Map]   599   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rhodell   [Map]   162   NE   Less than 2 miles
Sophia   [Map]   1,274   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Weyanoke   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Raleigh County ...

Amigo is located in Raleigh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Raleigh County: Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer, Summers & Wyoming.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Amigo ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   SSE   21 miles [33.8 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 Amigo.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Amigo. 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
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NNE   160 miles [257.5 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   183 miles [294.5 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   186 miles [299.3 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   207 miles [333.1 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   208 miles [334.7 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   219 miles [352.4 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   222 miles [357.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ENE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NNW   55 miles [88.5 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   ESE   76 miles [122.3 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   NW   85 miles [136.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   SSE   21 miles [33.8 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [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
 
Tazewell Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]
        Website for Tazewell County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International 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
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
        Website for Dayton International 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: 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 Amigo.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amigo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5965, Longitude: -81.3209     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Amigo 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 Amigo), 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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