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The location of Coal City

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Coal City.

This page contains six sections:

Around Coal City ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It lies just north of Coal City. Beckley has a population of 17,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bluefield. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the south of Coal City and has a population of 10,200 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,968   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Dublin (VA)   [Map]   2,683   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,971   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,699   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,837   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,365   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   8,101   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,852   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,469   E   18 miles [29 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,921   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,865   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,962   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   NE   46 miles [74 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   E   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaver   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Crab Orchard   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Daniels   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Eastgulf   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Harper   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Helen   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lester   [Map]   322   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,350   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
MacArthur   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Old Mill Village   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rhodell   [Map]   167   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Shady Spring   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sophia   [Map]   1,311   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Stanaford   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Raleigh County ...

Coal City is located in Raleigh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Raleigh County: Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer, Summers & Wyoming.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Coal City ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   NNE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   S   26 miles [41.8 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 Coal City.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Coal City. 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   152 miles [244.6 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   183 miles [294.5 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   184 miles [296.1 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   201 miles [323.5 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   209 miles [336.4 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   213 miles [342.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   NNE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ENE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NNW   52 miles [83.7 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   ESE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   NW   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   WNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NNE   42 miles [67.6 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [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
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [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
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
        Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky 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
 
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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Coal City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Coal City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coal City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6790, Longitude: -81.2104     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coal City 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 Coal City), 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 Coal City.