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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sturgeon Branch.

This page contains six sections:

Around Sturgeon Branch ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the southwest of where Sturgeon Branch would have been located. Beckley has a population of 17,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Oak Hill. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the west of Sturgeon Branch and has a population of 8,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Covington (VA)   [Map]   5,518   E   46 miles [74 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,971   S   41 miles [66 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,699   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,480   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,852   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,469   S   18 miles [29 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,921   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Montgomery   [Map]   1,577   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mullens   [Map]   1,439   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,962   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Rainelle   [Map]   1,468   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,955   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ronceverte   [Map]   1,736   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   N   23 miles [37 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   E   29 miles [46.7 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alderson   [Map]   1,173   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bellwood   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Crichton   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harvey   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hilton Village   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hines   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
McRoss   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Meadow Bridge   [Map]   357   S   5 miles [8 km]
Orient Hill   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Quinwood   [Map]   286   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rupert   [Map]   923   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Spring Dale   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Thurmond   [Map]   5   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Vale   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Fayette County ...

Sturgeon Branch would have been located within present day Fayette County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sturgeon Branch ...

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.

Beelick Knob   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Sturgeon Branch   [Map]
Claypool   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Crag   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dennis   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Elton   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Farmdale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Honeydew (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Lawn   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lilly Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Lockbridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Maplewood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Maywood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadow Bridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Ravenseye   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Red Spring   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tina (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ESE   23 miles [37 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 Sturgeon Branch.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sturgeon Branch. 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   127 miles [204.4 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   179 miles [288.1 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   180 miles [289.7 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   190 miles [305.8 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   193 miles [310.6 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ENE   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   19 miles [30.6 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ESE   23 miles [37 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NNE   23 miles [37 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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        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
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [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
 
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
 

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sturgeon Branch. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9379, Longitude: -80.8179     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sturgeon Branch 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 Sturgeon Branch), 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 Sturgeon Branch.