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The location of West Union









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around West Union ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lexington (VA). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southeast of West Union. Lexington (VA) has a population of 7,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Elkins. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the north of West Union and has a population of 7,000 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 West Union and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Clifton Forge (VA)   [Map]   3,565   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Covington (VA)   [Map]   5,531   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Craigsville (VA)   [Map]   927   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Alderson   [Map]   1,155   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Gassaway   [Map]   873   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Marlinton   [Map]   994   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rainelle   [Map]   1,482   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ronceverte   [Map]   1,717   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rupert   [Map]   919   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sutton   [Map]   988   NW   41 miles [66 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   S   33 miles [53.1 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bolar (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Addison   [Map]   688   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Buckeye   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Cass   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cowen   [Map]   482   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Edray   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Excelsior   [Map]   ---   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Falling Spring   [Map]   207   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Green Bank   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   243   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Huntersville   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mingo   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Slaty Fork   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Thorny Creek   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Upperglade   [Map]   ---   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

Pocahontas County ...

West Union is located in Pocahontas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pocahontas County: Bath (VA), Highland (VA), Greenbrier, Pendleton, Randolph & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Union ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Ingalls Fld. (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport  (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   NNE   45 miles [72.4 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 West Union.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from West Union. 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]   N   95 miles [152.9 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ENE   152 miles [244.6 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   N   153 miles [246.2 km]
Richmond Intl.  (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   ESE   162 miles [260.7 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NW   189 miles [304.2 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   NNW   195 miles [313.8 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl.  (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   ENE   197 miles [317 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   WSW   63 miles [101.4 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   S   65 miles [104.6 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.  (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   E   67 miles [107.8 km]
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   N   71 miles [114.3 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   W   79 miles [127.1 km]
Lynchburg Rgnl. (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]   SE   82 miles [132 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Ingalls Fld. (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport  (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   NNE   45 miles [72.4 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
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
  Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ingalls Fld.   (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
  Website for Elkins - Randolph County 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
 
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
  Website for Upshur County Regional 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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
  Website for Akron - Canton Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
  Website for Baltimore - Washington International 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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Pocahontas County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Union. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2696, Longitude: -80.1401     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Union 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 West Union), 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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