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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Bluefield ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Blacksburg (VA). It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the east of Bluefield. Blacksburg (VA) has a population of 45,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Christiansburg (VA). It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the east of Bluefield and has a population of 22,100 people.

For comparison, Bluefield has a population of 10,200 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 Bluefield and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,968   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Dublin (VA)   [Map]   2,683   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Galax (VA)   [Map]   6,775   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Hillsville (VA)   [Map]   2,655   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Marion (VA)   [Map]   5,855   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,699   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,837   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Radford (VA)   [Map]   17,483   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,428   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,365   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   8,101   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,972   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,469   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,962   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Little Town (VA)   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   376   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Anawalt   [Map]   202   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Athens   [Map]   940   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bramwell   [Map]   352   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coopers   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Edison   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Johnston Town   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Matoaka   [Map]   218   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Montcalm   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Northfork   [Map]   372   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Oakvale   [Map]   119   E   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Mercer County ...

Bluefield is located in Mercer County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mercer County: Bland (VA), Giles (VA), Tazewell (VA), McDowell, Raleigh, Summers & Wyoming.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bluefield ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bluefield ...

Looking for more information about Bluefield? 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 Bluefield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bluefield.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Bluefield Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bluefield


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 Bluefield ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   WNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mountain Empire Airport(ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   MKJ   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   WSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   N   36 miles [57.9 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 Bluefield.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bluefield. 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   178 miles [286.5 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   204 miles [328.3 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   208 miles [334.7 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   214 miles [344.4 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   NW   223 miles [358.9 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   228 miles [366.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   NE   60 miles [96.6 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   E   68 miles [109.4 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NNW   79 miles [127.1 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   NW   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   WNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mountain Empire Airport(ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   MKJ   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   WSW   34 miles [54.7 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
 
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
 
Mercer Co. Airport   (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]
        Website for Mercer County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
        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
 
Twin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KHLX)   [Map]
        Website for Twin County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International Airport
        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
 
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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bluefield: www.ci.bluefield.wv.us/

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 Bluefield.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Bluefield. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bluefield) 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 Bluefield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bluefield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluefield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2671, Longitude: -81.2219     [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>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 Bluefield), 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 Bluefield.