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The location of Sullivan

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Sullivan ...

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

The next largest community is Beckley. It lies just north of Sullivan and has a population of 17,000 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 Sullivan and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,968   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Dublin (VA)   [Map]   2,683   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,971   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,699   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,837   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,365   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   10,191   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,852   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,469   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,921   E   41 miles [66 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,865   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,962   S   23 miles [37 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   E   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaver   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coal City   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Crab Orchard   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Daniels   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Eastgulf   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Harper   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Helen   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lester   [Map]   322   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,350   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
MacArthur   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Old Mill Village   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rhodell   [Map]   167   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Shady Spring   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Sophia   [Map]   1,311   W   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Raleigh County ...

Sullivan 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 Sullivan ...

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.

Affinity   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Sullivan   [Map]
Beaver   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Big Stick   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Blue Jay   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cedar   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Coal City   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Crab Orchard   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Daniels   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Glen View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jonben   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lillybrook   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Princewick   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spangler Factory (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Winding Gulf   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Woodpeck   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   NNE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   WNW   40 miles [64.4 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 Sullivan.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sullivan. 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   150 miles [241.4 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   182 miles [292.9 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   183 miles [294.5 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   199 miles [320.3 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   209 miles [336.4 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   212 miles [341.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   NNE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ENE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NNW   51 miles [82.1 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   ESE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   WNW   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   WNW   40 miles [64.4 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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus 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
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [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
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tazewell Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]
        Website for Tazewell County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]
        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
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
        Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
        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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sullivan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7037, Longitude: -81.1943     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sullivan 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 Sullivan), 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 Sullivan.