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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Thurmond ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northwest of Thurmond. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the south of Thurmond and has a population of 16,400 people.

For comparison, Thurmond has a population of 5 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 Thurmond and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,740   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   E   43 miles [69.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Ansted   [Map]   1,353   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Beaver   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Beckwith   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bellwood   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bradley   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Harvey   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hilton Village   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Meadow Bridge   [Map]   352   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   1,310   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pax   [Map]   157   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Piney View   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Prosperity   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Stanaford   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Fayette County ...

Thurmond 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 Thurmond ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thurmond ...

Looking for more information about Thurmond? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Thurmond, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Thurmond.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Thurmond Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Thurmond


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 Thurmond ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NW   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 Thurmond.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Thurmond. 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   132 miles [212.4 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   171 miles [275.2 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   177 miles [284.9 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   180 miles [289.7 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   205 miles [329.9 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   E   207 miles [333.1 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ENE   207 miles [333.1 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   207 miles [333.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   SE   74 miles [119.1 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   WNW   84 miles [135.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   S   46 miles [74 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   W   46 miles [74 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   NNE   55 miles [88.5 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager 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
 
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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional 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
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
        Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky 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
 

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 Thurmond. 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 Thurmond.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Thurmond. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thurmond

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thurmond. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9595, Longitude: -81.0810     [Map].

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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 Thurmond), 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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