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The location of Venus









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Venus ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the northeast of Venus. Beckley has a population of 16,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bluefield. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the east of Venus and has a population of 9,900 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 Venus and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dublin (VA)   [Map]   2,649   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Lebanon (VA)   [Map]   3,214   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Marion (VA)   [Map]   5,659   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   8,764   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,325   SW   23 miles [37 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   41 miles [66 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,796   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   362   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Anawalt   [Map]   189   E   5 miles [8 km]
Big Sandy   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Coopers   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Davy   [Map]   356   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gary   [Map]   827   NW   Less than 2 miles
Keystone   [Map]   235   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kimball   [Map]   162   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Northfork   [Map]   356   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Thorpe   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
War   [Map]   715   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,740   NW   5 miles [8 km]

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

McDowell County ...

Venus 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 Venus ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport  (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Grundy Muni. (FAA ID: GDY)   [Map]   WSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mountain Empire Airport (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   SSE   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Venus.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Venus. 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]   NNE   180 miles [289.7 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   187 miles [300.9 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   196 miles [315.4 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   NW   205 miles [329.9 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   227 miles [365.3 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NW   227 miles [365.3 km]
Richmond Intl.  (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   E   231 miles [371.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   N   69 miles [111 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   ENE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   E   85 miles [136.8 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   NW   88 miles [141.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport  (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Grundy Muni. (FAA ID: GDY)   [Map]   WSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mountain Empire Airport (ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   SSE   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.

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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
  Website for Tri-State Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
  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
 
Tazewell Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]
  Website for Tazewell County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [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
 
New River Valley Airport   (ICAO: KPSK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Virginia Highlands Airport   (ICAO: KVJI)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lonesome Pine Airport   (ICAO: KLNP)   [Map]
  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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh 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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
  Website for Richmond International 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager 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
 

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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 Venus.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Venus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3621, Longitude: -81.5368     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Venus 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Venus), 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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