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The location of Tad

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Tad ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It lies just west of Tad. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southeast of Tad 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 Tad and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,462   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,262   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,852   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,604   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,865   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Milton   [Map]   2,614   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,686   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,237   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,825   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,245   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,859   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   E   35 miles [56.3 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Airport Village   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Belle   [Map]   1,192   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cabin Creek   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cedar Grove   [Map]   938   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,480   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Coal Fork   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Dupont City   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
East Bank   [Map]   919   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elkview   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Glasgow   [Map]   870   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kanawha City   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Malden   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Marmet   [Map]   1,429   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pinch   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Pratt   [Map]   585   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Kanawha County ...

Tad is located in Kanawha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tad ...

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.

Airport Village   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Tad   [Map]
Big Chimney   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Blackhawk   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Coal Fork   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Elk Forest   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elk Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fivemile   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pinch   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Quick   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Riverview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sandy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Snow Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
South Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Twomile   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   WNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NNW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   E   46 miles [74 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   S   50 miles [80.5 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 Tad.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Tad. 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   NE   123 miles [197.9 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   137 miles [220.5 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   144 miles [231.7 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   163 miles [262.3 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   178 miles [286.5 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   178 miles [286.5 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   181 miles [291.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   WNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   W   57 miles [91.7 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ESE   67 miles [107.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NNW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   E   46 miles [74 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   ENE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   NW   51 miles [82.1 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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International 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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia 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
 
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
 
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
 
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional 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
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
        Website for Dayton 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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh County Memorial 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 ...



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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tad. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 Tad.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tad. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3334, Longitude: -81.4943     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tad 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 Tad), 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 Tad.