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The location of Centennial

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Centennial ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Roanoke (VA). It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the southeast of Centennial. Roanoke (VA) has a population of 99,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Blacksburg (VA). It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the south of Centennial and has a population of 45,000 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 are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bedford (VA)   [Map]   6,615   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Christiansburg (VA)   [Map]   22,088   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Clifton Forge (VA)   [Map]   3,715   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Covington (VA)   [Map]   5,518   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Lexington (VA)   [Map]   7,045   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,699   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,837   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Radford (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Radford (VA)   [Map]   17,483   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Rocky Mount (VA)   [Map]   4,798   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Salem (VA)   [Map]   25,549   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Vinton (VA)   [Map]   8,185   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,972   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,921   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,962   W   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbott (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]   ---   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
New Castle (VA)   [Map]   150   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Alderson   [Map]   1,173   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Anthony   [Map]   ---   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Clendenenville   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fairlea   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fort Spring   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Frankford   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Frazier   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hollywood   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Richlands   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ronceverte   [Map]   1,736   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Union   [Map]   552   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   N   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Monroe County ...

Centennial is located in Monroe County.

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

While not sharing a border with Monroe County, the counties of Salem City (VA) and Roanoke City (VA) are close to Centennial.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Centennial ...

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.

Craig Springs (VA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Centennial   [Map]
Crimson Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gap Mills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Gates   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Gunn (VA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Iron Hill Springs (VA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Paint Bank (VA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Potts Creek (VA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Secondcreek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sweet Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
New Castle Intl.   [Map]   VA85   ESE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec.(BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   BCB   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ingalls Fld.(ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]   HSP   NE   37 miles [59.5 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 Centennial.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Centennial. 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   N   143 miles [230.1 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   164 miles [263.9 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ENE   181 miles [291.3 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   200 miles [321.9 km]
Newport News Intl. (PHF/KPHF)   [Map]   PHF   E   212 miles [341.2 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   216 miles [347.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   WNW   45 miles [72.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
New Castle Intl.   [Map]   VA85   ESE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec.(BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   BCB   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ingalls Fld.(ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]   HSP   NE   37 miles [59.5 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager 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
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
        Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ingalls Fld.   (ICAO: KHSP)   [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
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [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
 
Newport News Intl.   (PHF/KPHF)   [Map]
        Website for Newport News / Williamsburg International 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
 
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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Monroe County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Centennial. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5826, Longitude: -80.3292     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Centennial 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 Centennial), 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 Centennial.