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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Superior ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the northeast of Superior. Beckley has a population of 16,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bluefield. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the southeast of Superior and has a population of 9,900 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lebanon (VA)   [Map]   3,214   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Marion (VA)   [Map]   5,659   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,764   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,325   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   7,998   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   N   46 miles [74 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,796   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Anawalt   [Map]   189   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Big Sandy   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bud   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Davy   [Map]   356   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gary   [Map]   827   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Keystone   [Map]   235   E   5 miles [8 km]
Kimball   [Map]   162   E   Less than 2 miles
Mullensville   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Northfork   [Map]   356   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pineville   [Map]   599   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
War   [Map]   715   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,740   W   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

McDowell County ...

Superior is located in McDowell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of McDowell County: Buchanan (VA), Tazewell (VA), Mercer, Mingo & Wyoming.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Superior ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   ESE   Less than 2 miles
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   SSW   28 miles [45.1 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 Superior.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Superior. 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   176 miles [283.2 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   184 miles [296.1 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   192 miles [309 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   NW   203 miles [326.7 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   223 miles [358.9 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   223 miles [358.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   N   65 miles [104.6 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ENE   69 miles [111 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   NW   85 miles [136.8 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   E   86 miles [138.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   ESE   Less than 2 miles
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   SSW   28 miles [45.1 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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Tazewell Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]
        Website for Tazewell County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [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
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Twin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KHLX)   [Map]
        Website for Twin County 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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
        Website for Dayton 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
 
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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Superior. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4212, Longitude: -81.5423     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Superior 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 Superior), 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 Superior.



 
 
 

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