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The location of Ceres

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Ceres ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Blacksburg (VA). It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the east of Ceres. Blacksburg (VA) has a population of 45,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Christiansburg (VA). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the east of Ceres and has a population of 22,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Ceres and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,968   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dublin (VA)   [Map]   2,683   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Galax (VA)   [Map]   6,775   S   46 miles [74 km]
Hillsville (VA)   [Map]   2,655   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Marion (VA)   [Map]   5,855   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,699   E   23 miles [37 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,837   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Radford (VA)   [Map]   17,483   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,428   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,365   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   8,101   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,972   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   10,191   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   N   46 miles [74 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,962   NE   5 miles [8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]   118   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Little Town (VA)   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   376   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Anawalt   [Map]   202   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Athens   [Map]   940   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bramwell   [Map]   352   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Coopers   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Edison   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Johnston Town   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Matoaka   [Map]   218   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Montcalm   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Oakvale   [Map]   119   E   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Mercer County ...

Ceres is located in Mercer County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mercer County: Bland (VA), Giles (VA), Tazewell (VA), McDowell, Raleigh, Summers & Wyoming.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ceres ...

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.

Billie (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Ceres   [Map]
Blake (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Brush Fork   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Edison   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Flipping   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Green Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Hardy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Kale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Lilly Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Littlesburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Maple View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rocky Gap (VA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Round Bottom (VA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sandlick   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   WSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mountain Empire Airport(ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   MKJ   SSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   WSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Twin Co. Airport (ICAO: KHLX)   [Map]   HLX   SSE   41 miles [66 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 Ceres.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ceres. 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   174 miles [280 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   204 miles [328.3 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   208 miles [334.7 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   210 miles [338 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   225 miles [362.1 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   NW   225 miles [362.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   NE   55 miles [88.5 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   E   64 miles [103 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NNW   77 miles [123.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   WSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mountain Empire Airport(ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   MKJ   SSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   WSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Twin Co. Airport (ICAO: KHLX)   [Map]   HLX   SSE   41 miles [66 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec.(BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   BCB   E   41 miles [66 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
 
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
 
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
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
        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
 
Twin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KHLX)   [Map]
        Website for Twin County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond 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
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
        Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky 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
 
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 Ceres. 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 Ceres.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ceres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3079, Longitude: -81.1479     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ceres 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 Ceres), 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 Ceres.