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The location of Saxon









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Saxon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the north of Saxon. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the east of Saxon 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 and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   S   46 miles [74 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,796   W   47 miles [75.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Arnett   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Bradley   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Crab Orchard   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fairdale   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Harper   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Helen   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lester   [Map]   323   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,298   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
MacArthur   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Old Mill Village   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pax   [Map]   157   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Prosperity   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sophia   [Map]   1,274   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tolleys   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Raleigh County ...

Saxon 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 Saxon ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   SSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 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 Saxon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Saxon. 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   150 miles [241.4 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   170 miles [273.6 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   171 miles [275.2 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   196 miles [315.4 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   WNW   196 miles [315.4 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NW   209 miles [336.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   NNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   E   55 miles [88.5 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   WNW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ESE   85 miles [136.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   SSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mingo Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4I0)   [Map]   W   46 miles [74 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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [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
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus 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
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
  Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International 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
 
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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
  Website for Tri-State 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 Saxon. 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 Saxon.

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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- Saxon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saxon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7982, Longitude: -81.4148     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saxon 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 Saxon), 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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