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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around War ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beckley. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the northeast of War. Beckley has a population of 16,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bluefield. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the east of War and has a population of 9,900 people.

For comparison, War has a population of 720 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from War and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Pikeville (KY)   [Map]   6,685   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Abingdon (VA)   [Map]   7,981   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Coeburn (VA)   [Map]   1,901   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Lebanon (VA)   [Map]   3,214   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Marion (VA)   [Map]   5,659   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,325   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Saltville (VA)   [Map]   1,942   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   7,998   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,740   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,796   NW   41 miles [66 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Cedar Bluff (VA)   [Map]   1,025   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Anawalt   [Map]   189   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Big Sandy   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bradshaw   [Map]   286   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Davy   [Map]   356   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gary   [Map]   827   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Iaeger   [Map]   255   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Keystone   [Map]   235   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kimball   [Map]   162   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Thorpe   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Union City   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

McDowell County ...

War 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 War ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Grundy Muni.   [Map]   GDY   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mountain Empire Airport(ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   MKJ   SSE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Belcher Rgnl.    [Map]   57KY   W   35 miles [56.3 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 War.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from War. 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   185 miles [297.7 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NNE   187 miles [300.9 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   197 miles [317 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   NW   201 miles [323.5 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   225 miles [362.1 km]
Louisville Intl. (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   SDF   WNW   229 miles [368.5 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   233 miles [375 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   45 miles [72.4 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   N   73 miles [117.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ENE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   NNW   87 miles [140 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   E   93 miles [149.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Tazewell Co. Airport (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]   JFZ   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Grundy Muni.   [Map]   GDY   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mercer Co. Airport (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   BLF   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mountain Empire Airport(ICAO: KMKJ)   [Map]   MKJ   SSE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Belcher Rgnl.    [Map]   57KY   W   35 miles [56.3 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
 
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal 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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        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
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
        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
 
Mountain Empire Airport   (ICAO: KMKJ)   [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
 
Virginia Highlands Airport   (ICAO: KVJI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lonesome Pine Airport   (ICAO: KLNP)   [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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About McDowell County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in War. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3045, Longitude: -81.6804     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for War 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 War), 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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