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Around Gary ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the northeast of Gary. Beckley has a population of 15,900 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Bluefield. It is located about 19 miles [ km] to the east of Gary and has a population of 9,600 people.

For comparison, Gary has a population of 790 people.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

  • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County]
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    • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Gary
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  • Boissevain [Tazewell County]
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    • Boissevain [Tazewell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Gary
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  • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
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    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Gary
    • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
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  • Anawalt [McDowell County]
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    • Anawalt [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Gary
    • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anawalt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Big Sandy [McDowell County]
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    • Big Sandy [McDowell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Gary
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  • Davy [McDowell County]
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    • Davy [McDowell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Gary
    • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Elkhorn [McDowell County]
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      • Elkhorn [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Gary
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    • Keystone [McDowell County]
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      • Keystone [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keystone<4>
    • Kimball [McDowell County]
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      • Kimball [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimball have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<4>
    • Newhall [McDowell County]
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      • Newhall [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Gary
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    • Northfork [McDowell County]
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      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<4>
    • Thorpe [McDowell County]
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      • Thorpe [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Gary
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    • War [McDowell County]
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      • War [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Welch [McDowell County]
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      • Welch [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,644 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<4>
    • Yukon [McDowell County]
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      • Yukon [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Gary
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For more communities neighboring Gary, please visit our County-by-County Page for Gary.

McDowell County ...

Gary is located in McDowell County<5>.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of McDowell County: Buchanan (VA), Tazewell (VA), Mercer, Mingo & Wyoming.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gary ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gary.

Airports Near Gary ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Gary and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Gary.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gary. 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 Gary.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gary) 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 Gary. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gary

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gary. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3659, Longitude: -81.5473       In this case, the coordinates for Gary have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including McDowell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Gary), 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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