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The location of Prosperity









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Prosperity ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northwest of Prosperity. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It lies just southeast of Prosperity and has a population of 16,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Prosperity and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   S   41 miles [66 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   E   41 miles [66 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   E   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Beaver   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bradley   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Crab Orchard   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Daniels   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Harper   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Harvey   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,298   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
MacArthur   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   1,310   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Old Mill Village   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pax   [Map]   157   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Piney View   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Stanaford   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Tilden   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Raleigh County ...

Prosperity is located in Raleigh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Raleigh County: Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer, Summers & Wyoming.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Prosperity ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   SSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   NNW   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 Prosperity.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Prosperity. 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   142 miles [228.5 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   174 miles [280 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   177 miles [284.9 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   190 miles [305.8 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   WNW   205 miles [329.9 km]
Richmond Intl.  (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   E   213 miles [342.8 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   N   213 miles [342.8 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NW   215 miles [346 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   NNW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ESE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   WNW   82 miles [132 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   SSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   NE   41 miles [66 km]
New River Valley Airport (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   SSE   56 miles [90.1 km]
Mingo Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4I0)   [Map]   W   58 miles [93.3 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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
  Website for Tri-State Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
  Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [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
 
Mercer Co. Airport   (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]
  Website for Mercer County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [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
 
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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
  Website for Akron - Canton Regional 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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prosperity. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8365, Longitude: -81.2018     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prosperity 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 Prosperity), 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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