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Onyx, California

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The location of Onyx

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. Please note 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.<2>

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

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
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 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, attractions 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>   DirDistance
Kern Valley Airport (FAA ID: L05)   [Map]   WNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Inyokern Airport  (IYK/KIYK)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
California City Muni. (FAA ID: L71)   [Map]   SSE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tehachapi Muni. (ICAO: KTSP)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance
Bob Hope Airport  (BUR/KBUR)   [Map]   S   103 miles [165.8 km]
Fresno Yosemite Intl.  (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]   NW   112 miles [180.2 km]
Ontario Intl.  (ONT/KONT)   [Map]   SSE   118 miles [189.9 km]
Los Angeles Intl.  (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]   S   121 miles [194.7 km]
Long Bch. Airport  (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]   S   129 miles [207.6 km]
San Luis County Rgnl.  (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]   WSW   139 miles [223.7 km]
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport  (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]   S   140 miles [225.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kern Valley Airport (FAA ID: L05)   [Map]   WNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
California City Muni. (FAA ID: L71)   [Map]   SSE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tehachapi Muni. (ICAO: KTSP)   [Map]   SSW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bakersfield Muni.  (FAA ID: L45)   [Map]   WSW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Trona Airport (FAA ID: L72)   [Map]   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Poso - Kern Co. Airport (FAA ID: L73)   [Map]   W   51 miles [82.1 km]
Porterville Muni. (ICAO: KPTV)   [Map]   WNW   52 miles [83.7 km]
Shafter Airport (FAA ID: MIT)   [Map]   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fresno Yosemite Intl.   (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]
  Website for Fresno Yosemite International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
LA / Palmdale Rgnl.   (PMD/KPMD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Visalia Muni.   (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]
  Website for Visalia Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Southern Calif. Logistics   (VCV/KVCV)   [Map]
  Website for Southern California Logistics Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Van Nuys Airport   (VNY/KVNY)   [Map]
  Website for Van Nuys Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tehachapi Muni.   (ICAO: KTSP)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Ontario Intl.   (ONT/KONT)   [Map]
  Website for Ontario International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Porterville Muni.   (ICAO: KPTV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Los Angeles Intl.   (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]
  Website for Los Angeles International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Long Bch. Airport   (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]
  Website for Long Beach Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
San Luis County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]
  Website for San Luis County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport   (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]
  Website for John Wayne - Orange County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Inyokern Airport   (IYK/KIYK)   [Map]
  Website for Inyokern Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mojave Airport   (ICAO: KMHV)   [Map]
  Website for Mojave Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Meadows Fld.   (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]
  Website for Meadows Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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.

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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 '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- 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, 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 we use 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>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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