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The location of Rock









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Rock ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Blacksburg (VA). It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the east of Rock. Blacksburg (VA) has a population of 44,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Christiansburg (VA). It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the east of Rock and has a population of 22,300 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 Rock and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dublin (VA)   [Map]   2,649   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hillsville (VA)   [Map]   2,654   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Marion (VA)   [Map]   5,659   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,764   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Radford (VA)   [Map]   17,658   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,325   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   7,998   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   E   6 miles [9.7 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   362   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Anawalt   [Map]   189   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Athens   [Map]   921   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bramwell   [Map]   346   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Bud   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Coopers   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Edison   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Johnston Town   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Keystone   [Map]   235   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Matoaka   [Map]   210   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Montcalm   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Northfork   [Map]   356   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Weyanoke   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Mercer County ...

Rock 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 Rock ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rock ...

Looking for more information about Rock? 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 Rock, 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 Rock.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Rock


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 Rock ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mountain Empire Airport (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   SSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
New River Valley Airport (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   ESE   33 miles [53.1 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 Rock.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rock. 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   172 miles [276.8 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   198 miles [318.7 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   202 miles [325.1 km]
Richmond Intl.  (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   E   214 miles [344.4 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   WNW   220 miles [354.1 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   222 miles [357.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   NE   56 miles [90.1 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   E   68 miles [109.4 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   NNW   72 miles [115.9 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   NW   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mountain Empire Airport (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   SSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
New River Valley Airport (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   ESE   33 miles [53.1 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
 
Twin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KHLX)   [Map]
  Website for Twin County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
  Website for Richmond 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
 
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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  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 ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Mercer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3679, Longitude: -81.2220     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock 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 Rock), 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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