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The location of Beaver









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Beaver ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northwest of Beaver. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It lies immediately northwest of Beaver and has a population of 16,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind 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
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,740   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   E   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Coal City   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Crab Orchard   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Daniels   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Glen White   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Harper   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,298   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
MacArthur   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Old Mill Village   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Piney View   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Prosperity   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shady Spring   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sophia   [Map]   1,274   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Stanaford   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Tilden   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Raleigh County ...

Beaver 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 Beaver ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Beaver ...

Looking for more information about Beaver? 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 Beaver, 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 Beaver.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Beaver Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Beaver


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 Beaver ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   NNE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   E   41 miles [66 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   NE   44 miles [70.8 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Beaver.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Beaver. 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   146 miles [235 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   181 miles [291.3 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   184 miles [296.1 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   195 miles [313.8 km]
Richmond Intl.  (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   E   209 miles [336.4 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   WNW   210 miles [338 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   E   41 miles [66 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   NNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ESE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   WNW   88 miles [141.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   NNE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
New River Valley Airport (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   SSE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec. (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   SE   54 miles [86.9 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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International 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
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
  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
 
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
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International 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
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
  Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Beaver) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beaver. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beaver

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beaver. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7498, Longitude: -81.1406     [Map].

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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 Beaver), 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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