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The location of Sunlight

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Sunlight ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the west of Sunlight. Beckley has a population of 17,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Oak Hill. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the west of Sunlight and has a population of 8,500 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 drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Clifton Forge (VA)   [Map]   3,715   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Covington (VA)   [Map]   5,518   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,971   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,699   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Ansted   [Map]   1,374   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,852   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,469   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,921   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Montgomery   [Map]   1,577   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   1,350   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Rainelle   [Map]   1,468   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,955   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ronceverte   [Map]   1,736   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Anthony   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Clendenenville   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Crichton   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fairlea   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Falling Spring   [Map]   208   E   5 miles [8 km]
Frankford   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   247   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hines   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
McRoss   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Orient Hill   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Quinwood   [Map]   286   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Richlands   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rupert   [Map]   923   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Unus   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Vale   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Greenbrier County ...

Sunlight is located in Greenbrier County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greenbrier County: Alleghany (VA), Bath (VA), Fayette, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Summers & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunlight ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SSE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ingalls Fld.(ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]   HSP   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
New Castle Intl.   [Map]   VA85   SSE   39 miles [62.8 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 Sunlight.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sunlight. 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   118 miles [189.9 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   173 miles [278.4 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   174 miles [280 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ENE   175 miles [281.6 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   190 miles [305.8 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   205 miles [329.9 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNW   208 miles [334.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SSE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   SSE   52 miles [83.7 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   WNW   66 miles [106.2 km]
Lynchburg Rgnl.(LYH/KLYH)   [Map]   LYH   SE   82 miles [132 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   ENE   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ingalls Fld.(ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]   HSP   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
New Castle Intl.   [Map]   VA85   SSE   39 miles [62.8 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional 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
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ingalls Fld.   (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [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
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley 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
 
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 ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunlight. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9871, Longitude: -80.4615     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunlight 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 Sunlight), 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 Sunlight.