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The location of Browning

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Browning ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Blacksburg (VA). It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the southeast of Browning. Blacksburg (VA) has a population of 45,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Salem (VA). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the southeast of Browning and has a population of 25,500 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 Browning and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,968   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Christiansburg (VA)   [Map]   22,088   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Covington (VA)   [Map]   5,518   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Dublin (VA)   [Map]   2,683   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,699   S   23 miles [37 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,837   S   41 miles [66 km]
Radford (VA)   [Map]   17,483   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   8,101   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,972   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   10,191   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,852   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,921   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,962   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   N   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alderson   [Map]   1,173   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ballard   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Beaver   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bellepoint   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Daniels   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Forest Hill   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Frazier   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,469   NW   Less than 2 miles
Jumping Branch   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Meadow Bridge   [Map]   357   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Peterstown   [Map]   636   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Shady Spring   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Spring Dale   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Union   [Map]   552   E   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Summers County ...

Browning 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 Browning ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec.(BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   BCB   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   WSW   40 miles [64.4 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 Browning.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Browning. 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   146 miles [235 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   193 miles [310.6 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   195 miles [313.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   198 miles [318.7 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   200 miles [321.9 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   17 miles [27.4 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   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec.(BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   BCB   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   WSW   40 miles [64.4 km]
New Castle Intl.   [Map]   VA85   ESE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NNE   43 miles [69.2 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
 
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
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [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
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ingalls Fld.   (ICAO: KHSP)   [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
 
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 Browning. 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 Browning.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Browning. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6523, Longitude: -80.8581     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Browning 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 Browning), 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 Browning.