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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Sanderson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the west of Sanderson. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the south of Sanderson and has a population of 16,400 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 Sanderson and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Milton   [Map]   2,612   W   41 miles [66 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,738   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   E   46 miles [74 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,231   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   W   18 miles [29 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,111   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Winfield   [Map]   2,359   W   30 miles [48.3 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Aarons   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Airport Village   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Belle   [Map]   1,162   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cannelton   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cedar Grove   [Map]   940   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Clendenin   [Map]   1,142   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Coal Fork   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dupont City   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
East Bank   [Map]   904   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elkview   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Glasgow   [Map]   860   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kanawha City   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Malden   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pinch   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pratt   [Map]   575   S   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Kanawha County ...

Sanderson is located in Kanawha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sanderson ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   ENE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   SW   46 miles [74 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 Sanderson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sanderson. 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   NE   117 miles [188.3 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   139 miles [223.7 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   149 miles [239.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   158 miles [254.3 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   176 miles [283.2 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   183 miles [294.5 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   185 miles [297.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SE   63 miles [101.4 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   W   64 miles [103 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   NE   88 miles [141.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   ENE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SSW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   NW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   NW   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
 
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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [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
 
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [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
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
        Website for Dayton International 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
 
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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sanderson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 Sanderson.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sanderson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3645, Longitude: -81.3682     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sanderson 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 Sanderson), 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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