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The location of Keystone









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Keystone ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the northeast of Keystone. Beckley has a population of 16,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bluefield. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the southeast of Keystone and has a population of 9,900 people.

For comparison, Keystone has a population of 240 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 and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dublin (VA)   [Map]   2,649   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Lebanon (VA)   [Map]   3,214   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Marion (VA)   [Map]   5,659   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,764   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,325   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   7,998   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,796   W   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   362   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Anawalt   [Map]   189   S   5 miles [8 km]
Bramwell   [Map]   346   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bud   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Coopers   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Davy   [Map]   356   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Gary   [Map]   827   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kimball   [Map]   162   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Northfork   [Map]   356   E   Less than 2 miles
Thorpe   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,740   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Weyanoke   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

McDowell County ...

Keystone is located in McDowell County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Keystone ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Keystone ...

Looking for more information about Keystone? 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 Keystone, 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 Keystone.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Keystone


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 Keystone ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   ESE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport  (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   NNE   31 miles [49.9 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 Keystone.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Keystone. 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   174 miles [280 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   188 miles [302.6 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   194 miles [312.2 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   NW   207 miles [333.1 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   222 miles [357.3 km]
Richmond Intl.  (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   E   226 miles [363.7 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NW   227 miles [365.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   NNE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   ENE   64 miles [103 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   N   66 miles [106.2 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   E   80 miles [128.7 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   NW   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   ESE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport  (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
  Website for Tri-State Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
  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
 
Tazewell Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]
  Website for Tazewell County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [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
 
Twin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KHLX)   [Map]
  Website for Twin County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Highlands Airport   (ICAO: KVJI)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
  Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International 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
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
  Website for Dayton International Airport
  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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Keystone) 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 Keystone. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Keystone

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keystone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4158, Longitude: -81.4462     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Keystone 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Keystone), 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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