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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Onyx ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Ridgecrest. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the east of Onyx. Ridgecrest has a population of 28,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Arvin. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southwest of Onyx and has a population of 21,300 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 Onyx and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
California City   [Map]   13,972   S   41 miles [66 km]
Tehachapi   [Map]   12,630   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Alta Sierra   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Armistead   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bella Vista   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bodfish   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Claraville   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Kernville   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Keyesville   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lake Isabella   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Miracle Hot Springs   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mountain Mesa   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
South Lake   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
South Lake   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Squirrel Mountain Valley   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Weldon   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Wofford Heights   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Kern County ...

Onyx is located in Kern County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kern County: Inyo, Kings, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare & Ventura.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Onyx ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Onyx ...

Looking for more information about Onyx? 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 Onyx, 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 Onyx.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California

TripAdvisor Link for:

    California Statewide Tourism
    Onyx Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Onyx


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Onyx ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kern Valley Airport   [Map]   L05   WNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Inyokern Airport (IYK/KIYK)   [Map]   IYK   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
California City Muni.   [Map]   L71   SSE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tehachapi Muni.(ICAO: KTSP)   [Map]   TSP   SSW   40 miles [64.4 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 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 Onyx.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Onyx. 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
Bob Hope Airport (BUR/KBUR)   [Map]   BUR   S   103 miles [165.8 km]
Fresno Yosemite Intl. (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]   FAT   NW   112 miles [180.2 km]
Ontario Intl. (ONT/KONT)   [Map]   ONT   SSE   118 miles [189.9 km]
Los Angeles Intl. (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]   LAX   S   121 miles [194.7 km]
Long Bch. Airport (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]   LGB   S   129 miles [207.6 km]
San Luis County Rgnl. (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]   SBP   WSW   139 miles [223.7 km]
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]   SNA   S   140 miles [225.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Inyokern Airport (IYK/KIYK)   [Map]   IYK   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mojave Airport (ICAO: KMHV)   [Map]   MHV   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Meadows Fld. (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]   BFL   WSW   50 miles [80.5 km]
LA / Palmdale Rgnl.(PMD/KPMD)   [Map]   PMD   S   73 miles [117.5 km]
Visalia Muni. (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]   VIS   NW   78 miles [125.5 km]
Southern Calif. Logistics (VCV/KVCV)   [Map]   VCV   SSE   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kern Valley Airport   [Map]   L05   WNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
California City Muni.   [Map]   L71   SSE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tehachapi Muni.(ICAO: KTSP)   [Map]   TSP   SSW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bakersfield Muni.    [Map]   L45   WSW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Trona Airport   [Map]   L72   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Poso - Kern Co. Airport   [Map]   L73   W   51 miles [82.1 km]
Porterville Muni.(ICAO: KPTV)   [Map]   PTV   WNW   52 miles [83.7 km]
Shafter Airport   [Map]   MIT   WSW   55 miles [88.5 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.

Bob Hope Airport   (BUR/KBUR)   [Map]
        Website for Bob Hope Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fresno Yosemite Intl.   (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]
        Website for Fresno Yosemite International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
LA / Palmdale Rgnl.   (PMD/KPMD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Visalia Muni.   (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]
        Website for Visalia Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Calif. Logistics   (VCV/KVCV)   [Map]
        Website for Southern California Logistics Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Van Nuys Airport   (VNY/KVNY)   [Map]
        Website for Van Nuys Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tehachapi Muni.   (ICAO: KTSP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ontario Intl.   (ONT/KONT)   [Map]
        Website for Ontario International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Porterville Muni.   (ICAO: KPTV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Los Angeles Intl.   (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]
        Website for Los Angeles International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Long Bch. Airport   (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]
        Website for Long Beach Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Luis County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]
        Website for San Luis County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport   (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]
        Website for John Wayne - Orange County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Inyokern Airport   (IYK/KIYK)   [Map]
        Website for Inyokern Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mojave Airport   (ICAO: KMHV)   [Map]
        Website for Mojave Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Meadows Fld.   (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]
        Website for Meadows Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Kern County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kern County: www.co.kern.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Onyx. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6904, Longitude: -118.2207     [Map].

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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 Onyx), 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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