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The location of Salem

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Salem ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the northwest of Salem. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the south of Salem and has a population of 17,000 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 Salem and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,971   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,699   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   10,191   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,852   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,469   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,921   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,865   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,686   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,962   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   NW   46 miles [74 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,859   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   E   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ansted   [Map]   1,374   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Beckwith   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bradley   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gauley Bridge   [Map]   585   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Harvey   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hilton Village   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
McDunn   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   1,350   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pax   [Map]   162   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Piney View   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Powellton   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Prosperity   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Stanaford   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Thurmond   [Map]   5   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Fayette County ...

Salem is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Salem ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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


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 Salem ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ESE   40 miles [64.4 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 Salem.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Salem. 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   131 miles [210.8 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   168 miles [270.4 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   175 miles [281.6 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   179 miles [288.1 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   202 miles [325.1 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   205 miles [329.9 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ENE   208 miles [334.7 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   209 miles [336.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ESE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   SE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   WNW   82 miles [132 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   SSW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   NNE   54 miles [86.9 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional 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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9893, Longitude: -81.1154     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salem 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 Salem), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Salem.