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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Thorpe ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the northeast of Thorpe. Beckley has a population of 16,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bluefield. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the southeast of Thorpe 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 and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dublin (VA)   [Map]   2,649   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lebanon (VA)   [Map]   3,214   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Marion (VA)   [Map]   5,659   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,764   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,325   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   7,998   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   E   23 miles [37 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,796   NW   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   362   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Anawalt   [Map]   189   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Big Sandy   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bramwell   [Map]   346   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Coopers   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Davy   [Map]   356   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Gary   [Map]   827   W   Less than 2 miles
Keystone   [Map]   235   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Kimball   [Map]   162   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Northfork   [Map]   356   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
War   [Map]   715   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,740   NW   5 miles [8 km]

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

McDowell County ...

Thorpe 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 Thorpe ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   ESE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mountain Empire Airport(ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   MKJ   SSE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Grundy Muni.   [Map]   GDY   WSW   34 miles [54.7 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 Thorpe.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Thorpe. 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   179 miles [288.1 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   188 miles [302.6 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   196 miles [315.4 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   NW   206 miles [331.5 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   226 miles [363.7 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   227 miles [365.3 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   230 miles [370.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ENE   69 miles [111 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   N   69 miles [111 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   E   84 miles [135.2 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   NW   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   ESE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mountain Empire Airport(ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   MKJ   SSE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Grundy Muni.   [Map]   GDY   WSW   34 miles [54.7 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State Airport
        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
 
Virginia Highlands Airport   (ICAO: KVJI)   [Map]
        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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond 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
 
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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thorpe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3687, Longitude: -81.5165     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thorpe 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 Thorpe), 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 Thorpe.



 
 
 

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