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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Thayer ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northwest of Thayer. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the southwest of Thayer 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 from Thayer and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   S   41 miles [66 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaver   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bellwood   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bradley   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Daniels   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Harvey   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hilton Village   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Meadow Bridge   [Map]   352   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   1,310   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pax   [Map]   157   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Piney View   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Prosperity   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Stanaford   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Thurmond   [Map]   5   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Fayette County ...

Thayer 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 Thayer ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   SSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   SW   43 miles [69.2 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 Thayer.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Thayer. 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   134 miles [215.7 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   175 miles [281.6 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   182 miles [292.9 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   183 miles [294.5 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   204 miles [328.3 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ENE   206 miles [331.5 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   209 miles [336.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   SE   70 miles [112.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   SSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
New River Valley Airport(ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]   PSK   SSE   56 miles [90.1 km]
Virginia Tech. Exec.(BCB/KBCB)   [Map]   BCB   SE   58 miles [93.3 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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thayer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9012, Longitude: -81.0309     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thayer 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 Thayer), 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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