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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Sun ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the northwest of Sun. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the south of Sun 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 and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   E   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaver   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Beckwith   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bradley   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Harper   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harvey   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,298   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
MacArthur   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   1,310   S   Less than 2 miles
Old Mill Village   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pax   [Map]   157   W   5 miles [8 km]
Piney View   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Prosperity   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Stanaford   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Thurmond   [Map]   5   NE   5 miles [8 km]

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

Fayette County ...

Sun is located in Fayette County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sun ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   SSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   E   42 miles [67.6 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 Sun.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sun. 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   136 miles [218.9 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   170 miles [273.6 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   175 miles [281.6 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   184 miles [296.1 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   204 miles [328.3 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   207 miles [333.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   ESE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   WNW   81 miles [130.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   SSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   NNE   59 miles [95 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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
        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
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager 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
 
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 ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9193, Longitude: -81.1698     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sun 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 Sun), 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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