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The location of Slab Fork









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Slab Fork.

This page contains six sections:

Around Slab Fork ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the north of Slab Fork. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the northeast of Slab Fork 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 from Slab Fork and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,325   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,740   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Coal City   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Crab Orchard   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Eastgulf   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fairdale   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Harper   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Helen   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lester   [Map]   323   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,298   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
MacArthur   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mullens   [Map]   1,369   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Old Mill Village   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rhodell   [Map]   162   S   5 miles [8 km]
Sophia   [Map]   1,274   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Tilden   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tolleys   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Raleigh County ...

Slab Fork 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 Slab Fork ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   ENE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   SSE   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 Slab Fork.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Slab Fork. 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   155 miles [249.4 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   179 miles [288.1 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   180 miles [289.7 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   202 miles [325.1 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   WNW   203 miles [326.7 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NW   218 miles [350.8 km]
Richmond Intl.  (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   E   219 miles [352.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   ENE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   NNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   ENE   52 miles [83.7 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ESE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   NW   81 miles [130.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   WNW   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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  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
 
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
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]
  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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
  Website for Richmond 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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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- Slab Fork) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slab Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6871, Longitude: -81.3315     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slab Fork 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 Slab Fork), 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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