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The location of Van









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Van ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the north of Van. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northwest of Van and has a population of 47,100 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 Van and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Louisa (KY)   [Map]   2,412   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Milton   [Map]   2,612   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,740   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,796   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Winfield   [Map]   2,359   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Bandytown   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bigson   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
Bim   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bob White   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
Cazy   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Gordon   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
Kohlsaat   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lanta   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Marnie   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pondco   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Prenter   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
Quinland   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Stark   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
West Junction   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
Williams Mountain   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Boone County ...

Van is located in Boone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Boone County: Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Raleigh & Wyoming.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Van ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Van. 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 Van. 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, attractions 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 Van ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mingo Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4I0)   [Map]   WSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   SSE   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Van.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Van. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NE   150 miles [241.4 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   150 miles [241.4 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   153 miles [246.2 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   WNW   176 miles [283.2 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NW   189 miles [304.2 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   190 miles [305.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   WNW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   E   71 miles [114.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mingo Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4I0)   [Map]   WSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   SSE   39 miles [62.8 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mercer Co. Airport   (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]
  Website for Mercer County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
  Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
  Website for Dayton International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
  Website for Tri-State Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Van. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://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 Van.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Van) 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 Van. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Van

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Van. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9719, Longitude: -81.7064     [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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Van), 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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