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The location of Canebrake

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Canebrake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northeast of Canebrake. Beckley has a population of 17,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bluefield. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Canebrake and 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 Canebrake and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Pikeville (KY)   [Map]   7,106   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Abingdon (VA)   [Map]   8,083   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,968   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Coeburn (VA)   [Map]   1,986   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Lebanon (VA)   [Map]   3,285   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Marion (VA)   [Map]   5,855   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,971   E   46 miles [74 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,699   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,837   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,428   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Saltville (VA)   [Map]   2,009   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,365   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   8,101   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,962   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,924   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cedar Bluff (VA)   [Map]   1,061   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Claypool Hill (VA)   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Anawalt   [Map]   202   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Big Sandy   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bradshaw   [Map]   296   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Davy   [Map]   372   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gary   [Map]   866   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kimball   [Map]   173   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
War   [Map]   751   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,816   N   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

McDowell County ...

Canebrake 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 Canebrake ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   NNE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Grundy Muni.   [Map]   GDY   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mountain Empire Airport(ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   MKJ   SSE   29 miles [46.7 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 Canebrake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Canebrake. 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   189 miles [304.2 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   190 miles [305.8 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   201 miles [323.5 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   NW   206 miles [331.5 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   230 miles [370.1 km]
Louisville Intl. (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   SDF   WNW   232 miles [373.4 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   236 miles [379.8 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   46 miles [74 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   N   77 miles [123.9 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ENE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   E   91 miles [146.5 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   NNW   92 miles [148.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   NNE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Grundy Muni.   [Map]   GDY   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mountain Empire Airport(ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   MKJ   SSE   29 miles [46.7 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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        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
 
Tazewell Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]
        Website for Tazewell County 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
 
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
 
Virginia Highlands Airport   (ICAO: KVJI)   [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
 
Twin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KHLX)   [Map]
        Website for Twin County 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
 
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
 
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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canebrake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2476, Longitude: -81.6409     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canebrake 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 Canebrake), 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 Canebrake.