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Williamson, West Virginia

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The location of Williamson

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Williamson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Pikeville (KY). It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the southwest of Williamson. Pikeville (KY) has a population of 6,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Richlands (VA). It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the southeast of Williamson and has a population of 5,300 people.

For comparison, Williamson has a population of 2,800 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 Williamson and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Coal Run Village (KY)   [Map]   1,526   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Jenkins (KY)   [Map]   2,011   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Louisa (KY)   [Map]   2,412   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Paintsville (KY)   [Map]   4,082   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Prestonsburg (KY)   [Map]   3,438   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Salyersville (KY)   [Map]   1,761   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Whitesburg (KY)   [Map]   1,914   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Clintwood (VA)   [Map]   1,327   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Honaker (VA)   [Map]   1,356   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Logan   [Map]   1,539   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Mullens   [Map]   1,369   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Wayne   [Map]   1,408   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,740   SE   41 miles [66 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Belfry (KY)   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Canada (KY)   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hardy (KY)   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Huddy (KY)   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
McAndrews (KY)   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
McCarr (KY)   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sidney (KY)   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
South Williamson (KY)   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Stone (KY)   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Blackberry City   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Chattaroy   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Delbarton   [Map]   514   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Matewan   [Map]   442   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Red Jacket   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Mingo County ...

Williamson is located in Mingo County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mingo County: Martin (KY), Pike (KY), Buchanan (VA), Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Wayne & Wyoming.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Williamson ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Williamson ...

Looking for more information about Williamson? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Williamson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Williamson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Williamson Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Williamson

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 Williamson ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Mingo Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4I0)   [Map]   NNE   Less than 2 miles
Pike Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PBX)   [Map]   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Big Sandy Rgnl.  (FAA ID: K22)   [Map]   WNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Belcher Rgnl.  (FAA ID: 57KY)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Grundy Muni. (FAA ID: GDY)   [Map]   SSE   31 miles [49.9 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 Williamson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Williamson. 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
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NNW   146 miles [235 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   NW   160 miles [257.5 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   N   163 miles [262.3 km]
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NE   185 miles [297.7 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NNW   186 miles [299.3 km]
Louisville Intl.  (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   WNW   191 miles [307.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   NNW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   NE   60 miles [96.6 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   E   63 miles [101.4 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   E   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Mingo Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4I0)   [Map]   NNE   Less than 2 miles
Pike Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PBX)   [Map]   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Big Sandy Rgnl.  (FAA ID: K22)   [Map]   WNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Belcher Rgnl.  (FAA ID: 57KY)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Grundy Muni. (FAA ID: GDY)   [Map]   SSE   31 miles [49.9 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
  Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lonesome Pine Airport   (ICAO: KLNP)   [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
Tazewell Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]
  Website for Tazewell County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
  Website for Morgantown Municipal 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
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
  Website for Louisville International 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
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
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Mingo County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Williamson.

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Williamson) 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 Williamson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Williamson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6743, Longitude: -82.2713     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Williamson 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 Williamson), 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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