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The location of Forest Hill









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Forest Hill.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Forest Hill ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Roanoke (VA). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the southeast of Forest Hill. Roanoke (VA) has a population of 99,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Blacksburg (VA). It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the southeast of Forest Hill and has a population of 44,600 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 Forest Hill and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Christiansburg (VA)   [Map]   22,259   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Covington (VA)   [Map]   5,531   E   46 miles [74 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,764   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Radford (VA)   [Map]   17,658   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Salem (VA)   [Map]   25,862   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   7,998   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   N   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bluff City (VA)   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]   100   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]   747   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Alderson   [Map]   1,155   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Athens   [Map]   921   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ballard   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bellepoint   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fort Spring   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Frazier   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jumping Branch   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Peterstown   [Map]   636   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Union   [Map]   550   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Summers County ...

Forest Hill 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 Forest Hill ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Forest Hill ...

Looking for more information about Forest Hill? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Forest Hill, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Forest Hill.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Forest Hill. 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 Forest Hill. 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, attractions 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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Forest Hill Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Forest Hill


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 Forest Hill ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
New River Valley Airport (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec. (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
New Castle Intl. (FAA ID: VA85)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   WSW   41 miles [66 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   W   42 miles [67.6 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Forest Hill.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Forest Hill. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NNE   150 miles [241.4 km]
Richmond Intl.  (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   E   190 miles [305.8 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   202 miles [325.1 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   N   203 miles [326.7 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ENE   204 miles [328.3 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   206 miles [331.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ESE   47 miles [75.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
New River Valley Airport (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec. (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
New Castle Intl. (FAA ID: VA85)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   WSW   41 miles [66 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   N   48 miles [77.2 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
  Website for Richmond International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
  Website for Tri-State Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
  Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mercer Co. Airport   (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]
  Website for Mercer County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Twin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KHLX)   [Map]
  Website for Twin County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ingalls Fld.   (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Summers County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Forest Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://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 Forest Hill.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Forest Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forest Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5702, Longitude: -80.7894     [Map].

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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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Forest Hill), 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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