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The location of Avondale









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Avondale ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northeast of Avondale. Beckley has a population of 16,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bluefield. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the east of Avondale 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 and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Jenkins (KY)   [Map]   2,011   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Pikeville (KY)   [Map]   6,685   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Abingdon (VA)   [Map]   7,981   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Coeburn (VA)   [Map]   1,901   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lebanon (VA)   [Map]   3,214   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (VA)   [Map]   5,659   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,325   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Saltville (VA)   [Map]   1,942   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   7,998   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,740   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,796   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Baileysville   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Baisden   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Big Sandy   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Bradshaw   [Map]   286   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cub City   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Davy   [Map]   356   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gary   [Map]   827   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gilbert Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gilbert   [Map]   403   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Iaeger   [Map]   255   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Union City   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
War   [Map]   715   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Wharncliffe   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wyoming City   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

McDowell County ...

Avondale is located in McDowell County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Avondale ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grundy Muni. (FAA ID: GDY)   [Map]   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport  (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Belcher Rgnl.  (FAA ID: 57KY)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mingo Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4I0)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 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 Avondale.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Avondale. 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
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   176 miles [283.2 km]
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NNE   184 miles [296.1 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   188 miles [302.6 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   NW   192 miles [309 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NW   216 miles [347.6 km]
Louisville Intl.  (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   WNW   221 miles [355.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   N   67 miles [107.8 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   NNW   78 miles [125.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   ENE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   E   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grundy Muni. (FAA ID: GDY)   [Map]   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport  (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Belcher Rgnl.  (FAA ID: 57KY)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mingo Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4I0)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 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.

Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
  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
 
Mercer Co. Airport   (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]
  Website for Mercer 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
 
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
 
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
  Website for Louisville 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
  Website for Tri-State 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
 

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

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<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- Avondale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avondale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4126, Longitude: -81.7843     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Avondale 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 Avondale), 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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