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The location of Bradshaw

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Bradshaw ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northeast of Bradshaw. Beckley has a population of 17,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bluefield. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the east of Bradshaw and has a population of 10,200 people.

For comparison, Bradshaw has a population of 300 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 from Bradshaw and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Jenkins (KY)   [Map]   2,070   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pikeville (KY)   [Map]   7,106   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Abingdon (VA)   [Map]   8,083   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,968   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Coeburn (VA)   [Map]   1,986   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Lebanon (VA)   [Map]   3,285   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Marion (VA)   [Map]   5,855   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,428   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Saltville (VA)   [Map]   2,009   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,365   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wise (VA)   [Map]   3,083   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   8,101   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,865   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,962   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,924   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Grundy (VA)   [Map]   958   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Royal City (VA)   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Baisden   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Big Sandy   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Davy   [Map]   372   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gary   [Map]   866   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gilbert Creek   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Iaeger   [Map]   267   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kimball   [Map]   173   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Union City   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
War   [Map]   751   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,816   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wyoming City   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

McDowell County ...

Bradshaw 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 Bradshaw ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bradshaw ...

Looking for more information about Bradshaw? 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 Bradshaw, 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 Bradshaw.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


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 Bradshaw ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   ENE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Grundy Muni.   [Map]   GDY   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Belcher Rgnl.    [Map]   57KY   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mingo Co. Airport   [Map]   4I0   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   N   35 miles [56.3 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 Bradshaw.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bradshaw. 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
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   179 miles [288.1 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NNE   188 miles [302.6 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   191 miles [307.4 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   NW   194 miles [312.2 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   219 miles [352.4 km]
Louisville Intl. (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   SDF   WNW   222 miles [357.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   N   71 miles [114.3 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   NNW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ENE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   E   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   ENE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Grundy Muni.   [Map]   GDY   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Belcher Rgnl.    [Map]   57KY   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mingo Co. Airport   [Map]   4I0   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   N   35 miles [56.3 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.

Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal 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
 
Tazewell Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]
        Website for Tazewell County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lonesome Pine Airport   (ICAO: KLNP)   [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
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
        Website for Dayton International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
        Website for Louisville 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager Airport
        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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Bradshaw. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bradshaw) 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 Bradshaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bradshaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bradshaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3534, Longitude: -81.8012     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bradshaw 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 Bradshaw), 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 Bradshaw.