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The location of Bluestone

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Bluestone ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Blacksburg (VA). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the east of Bluestone. Blacksburg (VA) has a population of 45,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Radford (VA). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the east of Bluestone and has a population of 17,500 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 drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,968   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Dublin (VA)   [Map]   2,683   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Galax (VA)   [Map]   6,775   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Hillsville (VA)   [Map]   2,655   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lebanon (VA)   [Map]   3,285   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Marion (VA)   [Map]   5,855   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,699   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,837   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,428   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,365   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   8,101   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,972   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   10,191   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,962   E   12 miles [19.3 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Little Town (VA)   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   376   W   Less than 2 miles
Anawalt   [Map]   202   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bramwell   [Map]   352   N   Less than 2 miles
Coopers   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Edison   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gary   [Map]   866   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Johnston Town   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Keystone   [Map]   243   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Matoaka   [Map]   218   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Montcalm   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Northfork   [Map]   372   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Mercer County ...

Bluestone 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 Bluestone ...

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.

Abbs Valley (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Bluestone   [Map]
Big Vein (VA)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Brush Fork   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Coaldale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Coopers   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Falls Mills (VA)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Flipping   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Freeman   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Goodwill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hales Bottom (VA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pocahontas (VA)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Yards   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   WNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Mountain Empire Airport(ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   MKJ   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   WSW   31 miles [49.9 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 Bluestone.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bluestone. 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   177 miles [284.9 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   198 miles [318.7 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   203 miles [326.7 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   NW   217 miles [349.2 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   219 miles [352.4 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   227 miles [365.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   NE   62 miles [99.8 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   E   73 miles [117.5 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   N   74 miles [119.1 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   NW   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   WNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Mountain Empire Airport(ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   MKJ   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   WSW   31 miles [49.9 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       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
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [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
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
        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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Highlands Airport   (ICAO: KVJI)   [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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Mercer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluestone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3121, Longitude: -81.3179     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bluestone 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 Bluestone), 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 Bluestone.