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Spring Valley, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Spring Valley.

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Around Spring Valley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the east of Spring Valley. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It lies just east of Spring Valley and has a population of 48,100 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 Spring Valley and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   21,038   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   7,311   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Grayson (KY)   [Map]   4,043   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Paintsville (KY)   [Map]   4,203   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Ironton (OH)   [Map]   10,891   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jackson (OH)   [Map]   6,320   N   46 miles [74 km]
Portsmouth (OH)   [Map]   20,422   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Wellston (OH)   [Map]   5,554   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,262   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   E   41 miles [66 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,604   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,686   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,237   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,859   E   43 miles [69.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   1,803   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Durbin (KY)   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fairview (KY)   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Westwood (KY)   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Burlington (OH)   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   725   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   2,141   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   556   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
South Point (OH)   [Map]   3,938   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Centerville   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ceredo   [Map]   1,376   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Kenova   [Map]   3,055   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pea Ridge   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Wayne County ...

Spring Valley is located in Wayne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wayne County: Boyd (KY), Lawrence (KY), Martin (KY), Lawrence (OH), Cabell, Lincoln & Mingo.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Valley ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Buffalo Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Spring Valley   [Map]
Glenroy (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Harveytown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Lincoln Park (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Lockdale (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadow Haven   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Sweet Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Walnut Park (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Willowvale (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Lawrence County Airpark(ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   HTW   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   WSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Ashland Rgnl.    [Map]   DWU   NW   16 miles [25.7 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 Spring Valley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Spring Valley. 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
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   99 miles [159.3 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   N   113 miles [181.9 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   124 miles [199.6 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   138 miles [222.1 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   ENE   164 miles [263.9 km]
Louisville Intl. (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   SDF   W   175 miles [281.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   WSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   ESE   86 miles [138.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lawrence County Airpark(ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   HTW   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Ashland Rgnl.    [Map]   DWU   NW   16 miles [25.7 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.

Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [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
Cincinnati Muni.   (LUK/KLUK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Blue Grass Airport   (LEX/KLEX)   [Map]
        Website for Blue Grass Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]
        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
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
        Website for Louisville 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
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
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Wayne County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Spring Valley.

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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 Spring Valley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Valley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3854, Longitude: -82.5168     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Valley 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 Spring Valley), 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 Spring Valley.