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The location of Brooks

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Brooks ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Blacksburg (VA). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southeast of Brooks. Blacksburg (VA) has a population of 45,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Christiansburg (VA). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southeast of Brooks and has a population of 22,100 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 driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,968   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Covington (VA)   [Map]   5,518   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Dublin (VA)   [Map]   2,683   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,699   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,837   S   46 miles [74 km]
Radford (VA)   [Map]   17,483   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,972   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   10,191   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,852   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,469   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,921   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,962   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   E   32 miles [51.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alderson   [Map]   1,173   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Beaver   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bellepoint   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Bellwood   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Coal City   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Daniels   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Forest Hill   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jumping Branch   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Meadow Bridge   [Map]   357   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Piney View   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Shady Spring   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Spring Dale   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Stanaford   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Vale   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Summers County ...

Brooks is located in Summers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Summers County: Giles (VA), Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe & Raleigh.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brooks ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   WNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   SSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   WSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NNE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   WSW   41 miles [66 km]
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   SSE   42 miles [67.6 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 Brooks.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Brooks. 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   142 miles [228.5 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   190 miles [305.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   194 miles [312.2 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   195 miles [313.8 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   196 miles [315.4 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ENE   204 miles [328.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   WNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   SSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   WSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NNE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   WSW   41 miles [66 km]
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   SSE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec.(BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   BCB   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
New Castle Intl.   [Map]   VA85   ESE   46 miles [74 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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [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
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
        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
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ingalls Fld.   (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]
        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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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 ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7243, Longitude: -80.8865     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooks 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 Brooks), 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 Brooks.