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The location of Summersville









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Summersville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the west of Summersville. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the southwest of Summersville and has a population of 16,400 people.

For comparison, Summersville has a population of 3,400 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 Summersville and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,456   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Glenville   [Map]   1,473   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marmet   [Map]   1,410   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Montgomery   [Map]   1,549   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rainelle   [Map]   1,482   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ronceverte   [Map]   1,717   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,111   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Ansted   [Map]   1,353   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Beaver   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Beech Glen   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   148   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clay   [Map]   456   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cowen   [Map]   482   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Craigsville   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Crichton   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Harrison   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hartland   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Muddlety   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Odell Town   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Quinwood   [Map]   272   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tioga   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tolbert   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Nicholas County ...

Summersville is located in Nicholas County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Nicholas County: Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Summersville ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Summersville ...

Looking for more information about Summersville? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Summersville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Summersville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Summersville Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Summersville


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 Summersville ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   NNE   29 miles [46.7 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Summersville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Summersville. 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   106 miles [170.6 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   N   155 miles [249.4 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NW   161 miles [259.1 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   WNW   177 miles [284.9 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   N   184 miles [296.1 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ENE   188 miles [302.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   W   41 miles [66 km]
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   NNE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   SE   81 miles [130.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   NNE   29 miles [46.7 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.

Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
  Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
  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
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
  Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
  Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ingalls Fld.   (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]
  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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
  Website for Akron - Canton Regional 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
  Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Nicholas County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Summersville: www.summersville.org/

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 Summersville.

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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- Summersville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Summersville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Summersville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summersville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2843, Longitude: -80.8415     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summersville 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 Summersville), 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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