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The location of Blue Bend

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Blue Bend.

This page contains six sections:

Around Blue Bend ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Roanoke (VA). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the south of Blue Bend. Roanoke (VA) has a population of 99,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Blacksburg (VA). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the south of Blue Bend and has a population of 45,000 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 starting from Blue Bend and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Clifton Forge (VA)   [Map]   3,715   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Covington (VA)   [Map]   5,518   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lexington (VA)   [Map]   7,045   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,971   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,699   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Salem (VA)   [Map]   25,549   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Vinton (VA)   [Map]   8,185   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,972   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,852   W   46 miles [74 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,469   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,921   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,955   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Carloover (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Low Moor (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Anthony   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Clendenenville   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fairlea   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Falling Spring   [Map]   208   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fort Spring   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Frankford   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Frazier   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   247   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Huntersville   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Richlands   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ronceverte   [Map]   1,736   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rupert   [Map]   923   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Unus   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Greenbrier County ...

Blue Bend 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 Blue Bend ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Anthony   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Blue Bend   [Map]
Brink (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Droop Mountain   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Falling Spring   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Golden   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Julia   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Mapledale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Spring Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sue   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Woodman   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   WSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ingalls Fld.(ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]   HSP   E   23 miles [37 km]
New Castle Intl.   [Map]   VA85   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NW   39 miles [62.8 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 Blue Bend.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Blue Bend. 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   N   120 miles [193.1 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   163 miles [262.3 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ENE   167 miles [268.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   177 miles [284.9 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   200 miles [321.9 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   ENE   212 miles [341.2 km]
Newport News Intl. (PHF/KPHF)   [Map]   PHF   ESE   213 miles [342.8 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNW   216 miles [347.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   WSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   SSE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Lynchburg Rgnl.(LYH/KLYH)   [Map]   LYH   SE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   ENE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   WNW   78 miles [125.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ingalls Fld.(ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]   HSP   E   23 miles [37 km]
New Castle Intl.   [Map]   VA85   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec.(BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   BCB   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   NNW   56 miles [90.1 km]
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   SSW   58 miles [93.3 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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International Airport
        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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional 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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ingalls Fld.   (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]
        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
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
        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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
        Website for Baltimore - Washington International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Newport News Intl.   (PHF/KPHF)   [Map]
        Website for Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9218, Longitude: -80.2687     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Bend 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 Blue Bend), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blue Bend.