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The location of Walker Hill









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Walker Hill.

This page contains six sections:

Around Walker Hill ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the southwest of where Walker Hill would have been located. Beckley has a population of 16,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Oak Hill. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Walker Hill and has a population of 8,300 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 Walker Hill and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Covington (VA)   [Map]   5,531   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,456   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Marmet   [Map]   1,410   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Montgomery   [Map]   1,549   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Rainelle   [Map]   1,482   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ronceverte   [Map]   1,717   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   N   18 miles [29 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bellwood   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Crichton   [Map]   ---   N   Less than 2 miles
Hilton Village   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hines   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
McRoss   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Meadow Bridge   [Map]   352   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Odell Town   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Orient Hill   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Quinwood   [Map]   272   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Rupert   [Map]   919   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Spring Dale   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Tolbert   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Unus   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Vale   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Greenbrier County ...

Walker Hill would have been located within present day Greenbrier County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greenbrier County: Alleghany (VA), Bath (VA), Fayette, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Summers & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Walker Hill ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   NNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   NNE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 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 Walker Hill.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Walker Hill. 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   119 miles [191.5 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   N   171 miles [275.2 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NW   178 miles [286.5 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ENE   187 miles [300.9 km]
Richmond Intl.  (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   E   189 miles [304.2 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   WNW   191 miles [307.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   NNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   NNE   16 miles [25.7 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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
  Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
  Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ingalls Fld.   (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [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
 
Virginia Tech. Exec.   (BCB/KBCB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
  Website for Richmond International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  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
 
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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Walker Hill.

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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- Walker Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walker Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0301, Longitude: -80.7262     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walker Hill 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 Walker Hill), 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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