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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Princeton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Blacksburg (VA). It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the east of Princeton. Blacksburg (VA) has a population of 44,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Christiansburg (VA). It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the southeast of Princeton and has a population of 22,300 people.

For comparison, Princeton has a population of 5,800 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 Princeton and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Galax (VA)   [Map]   6,625   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Hillsville (VA)   [Map]   2,654   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Marion (VA)   [Map]   5,659   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,764   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Radford (VA)   [Map]   17,658   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,325   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   7,998   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   N   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]   100   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   362   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]   747   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Athens   [Map]   921   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Bramwell   [Map]   346   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Coopers   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Edison   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Johnston Town   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Matoaka   [Map]   210   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Montcalm   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oakvale   [Map]   116   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Peterstown   [Map]   636   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Weyanoke   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Mercer County ...

Princeton is located in Mercer County and is the County Seat.

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 Princeton ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Princeton ...

Looking for more information about Princeton? 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 Princeton, 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 Princeton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Princeton Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Princeton


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 Princeton ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   W   23 miles [37 km]
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mountain Empire Airport(ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   MKJ   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec.(BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   BCB   ESE   39 miles [62.8 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 Princeton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Princeton. 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   169 miles [272 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   203 miles [326.7 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   205 miles [329.9 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   207 miles [333.1 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   220 miles [354.1 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ENE   225 miles [362.1 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   225 miles [362.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   E   61 miles [98.2 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NNW   74 miles [119.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   W   23 miles [37 km]
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mountain Empire Airport(ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   MKJ   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec.(BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   BCB   ESE   39 miles [62.8 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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
        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
 
Mercer Co. Airport   (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]
        Website for Mercer County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [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
 
Tazewell Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]
        Website for Tazewell County 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
 
Twin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KHLX)   [Map]
        Website for Twin County 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
 
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
 
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
 
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 ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Mercer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Princeton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3689, Longitude: -81.0961     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Princeton 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 Princeton), 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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