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The location of Piedmont









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Piedmont ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Blacksburg (VA). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the east of Piedmont. Blacksburg (VA) has a population of 44,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Radford (VA). It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the southeast of Piedmont and has a population of 17,700 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 Piedmont and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dublin (VA)   [Map]   2,649   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (VA)   [Map]   5,659   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,764   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,325   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   7,998   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   362   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Anawalt   [Map]   189   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bramwell   [Map]   346   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bud   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Coopers   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Edison   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Johnston Town   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Keystone   [Map]   235   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Matoaka   [Map]   210   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Montcalm   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mullens   [Map]   1,369   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Northfork   [Map]   356   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rhodell   [Map]   162   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Weyanoke   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Mercer County ...

Piedmont 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 Piedmont ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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


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 Piedmont ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   SSE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   WNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   NNE   24 miles [38.6 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 Piedmont.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Piedmont. 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   167 miles [268.8 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   193 miles [310.6 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   196 miles [315.4 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   WNW   215 miles [346 km]
Richmond Intl.  (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   E   216 miles [347.6 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   217 miles [349.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   ENE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   NNW   66 miles [106.2 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   E   71 miles [114.3 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   NW   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   SSE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   WNW   19 miles [30.6 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [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
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [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
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
  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
 
Tazewell Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]
  Website for Tazewell County Airport
  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
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [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
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
  Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky 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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh 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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Piedmont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4507, Longitude: -81.2637     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Piedmont 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 Piedmont), 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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