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The location of Trace

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Trace ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northeast of Trace. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the north of Trace and has a population of 48,100 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 drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   21,038   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Grayson (KY)   [Map]   4,043   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Paintsville (KY)   [Map]   4,203   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pikeville (KY)   [Map]   7,106   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Prestonsburg (KY)   [Map]   3,541   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Russell (KY)   [Map]   3,244   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
South Point (OH)   [Map]   3,938   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,262   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,604   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kenova   [Map]   3,055   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,686   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,859   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,924   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Lovely (KY)   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Warfield (KY)   [Map]   250   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Big Creek   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chapmanville   [Map]   1,171   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Harts   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hedgeview   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Holden   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kermit   [Map]   371   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Logan   [Map]   1,600   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mitchell Heights   [Map]   302   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Peach Creek   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Thompson Town   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Troy Town   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
West Logan   [Map]   389   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wilsondale   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Mingo County ...

Trace is located in Mingo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mingo County: Martin (KY), Pike (KY), Buchanan (VA), Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Wayne & Wyoming.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Trace ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mingo Co. Airport   [Map]   4I0   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Big Sandy Rgnl.    [Map]   K22   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pike Co. Airport    [Map]   PBX   SW   30 miles [48.3 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 Trace.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Trace. 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
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   136 miles [218.9 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   150 miles [241.4 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   155 miles [249.4 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NE   172 miles [276.8 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   176 miles [283.2 km]
Louisville Intl. (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   SDF   W   193 miles [310.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   NNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   E   58 miles [93.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mingo Co. Airport   [Map]   4I0   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Big Sandy Rgnl.    [Map]   K22   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pike Co. Airport    [Map]   PBX   SW   30 miles [48.3 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.

Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [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
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [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
 
Tazewell Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]
        Website for Tazewell County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal 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
 
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
        Website for Louisville International 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
 
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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community in West Virginia

About Mingo County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trace. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8873, Longitude: -82.1968     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trace 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 Trace), 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 Trace.