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The location of Shawver

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Shawver ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Blacksburg (VA). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southeast of Shawver. Blacksburg (VA) has a population of 45,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the west of Shawver 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 starting from Shawver and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Covington (VA)   [Map]   5,518   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,971   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,699   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   10,191   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,480   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,852   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,469   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,921   E   18 miles [29 km]
Montgomery   [Map]   1,577   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,962   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,955   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ronceverte   [Map]   1,736   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   E   26 miles [41.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alderson   [Map]   1,173   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bellwood   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Crichton   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Frazier   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hilton Village   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hines   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
McRoss   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Meadow Bridge   [Map]   357   W   5 miles [8 km]
Orient Hill   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Quinwood   [Map]   286   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rainelle   [Map]   1,468   N   5 miles [8 km]
Rupert   [Map]   923   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Spring Dale   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Vale   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Fayette County ...

Shawver is primarily located in Fayette County. A portion of Shawver extends into Greenbrier County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shawver ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NNE   26 miles [41.8 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 Shawver.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Shawver. 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   129 miles [207.6 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   182 miles [292.9 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   185 miles [297.7 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   190 miles [305.8 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ENE   193 miles [310.6 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   194 miles [312.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   E   20 miles [32.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
New Castle Intl.   [Map]   VA85   SE   45 miles [72.4 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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
        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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State Airport
        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
 
Mercer Co. Airport   (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]
        Website for Mercer County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]
        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
 
Ingalls Fld.   (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shawver. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8868, Longitude: -80.7656     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shawver 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 Shawver), 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 Shawver.