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The location of Union City

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Union City.

This page contains six sections:

Around Union City ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northeast of Union City. Beckley has a population of 17,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bluefield. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the east of Union City and has a population of 10,200 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 starting from Union City and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Jenkins (KY)   [Map]   2,070   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pikeville (KY)   [Map]   7,106   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Abingdon (VA)   [Map]   8,083   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,968   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Chilhowie (VA)   [Map]   1,721   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Coeburn (VA)   [Map]   1,986   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lebanon (VA)   [Map]   3,285   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (VA)   [Map]   5,855   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,428   S   23 miles [37 km]
Saltville (VA)   [Map]   2,009   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,365   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,865   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,962   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,816   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,924   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Baileysville   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Baisden   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Big Sandy   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Bradshaw   [Map]   296   S   5 miles [8 km]
Clear Fork   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cub City   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Davy   [Map]   372   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gary   [Map]   866   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gilbert Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gilbert   [Map]   412   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Iaeger   [Map]   267   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Uno   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
War   [Map]   751   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wyoming City   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

McDowell County ...

Union City 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 Union City ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grundy Muni.   [Map]   GDY   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Belcher Rgnl.    [Map]   57KY   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Mingo Co. Airport   [Map]   4I0   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   ESE   33 miles [53.1 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 Union City.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Union City. 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   175 miles [281.6 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NNE   183 miles [294.5 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   186 miles [299.3 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   NW   191 miles [307.4 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   214 miles [344.4 km]
Louisville Intl. (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   SDF   WNW   220 miles [354.1 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   44 miles [70.8 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   N   66 miles [106.2 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   NNW   76 miles [122.3 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ENE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   E   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grundy Muni.   [Map]   GDY   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Belcher Rgnl.    [Map]   57KY   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Mingo Co. Airport   [Map]   4I0   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   ESE   33 miles [53.1 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.

Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
        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
 
Mercer Co. Airport   (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]
        Website for Mercer County 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
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lonesome Pine Airport   (ICAO: KLNP)   [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
 
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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh County Memorial 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State 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
 

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

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4307, Longitude: -81.7965     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union City 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 Union City), 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 Union City.