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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Platform ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston (WV). It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the east of Platform. Charleston (WV) has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington (WV). It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the southwest of Platform and has a population of 47,100 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   20,669   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   7,177   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Grayson (KY)   [Map]   3,999   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Ironton   [Map]   10,722   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jackson   [Map]   6,252   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Portsmouth   [Map]   20,443   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
South Point   [Map]   3,874   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wellston   [Map]   5,526   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Barboursville (WV)   [Map]   4,217   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dunbar (WV)   [Map]   7,338   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hurricane (WV)   [Map]   6,542   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Nitro (WV)   [Map]   6,561   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Point Pleasant (WV)   [Map]   4,153   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Ravenswood (WV)   [Map]   3,738   NE   41 miles [66 km]
South Charleston (WV)   [Map]   12,493   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   1,778   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Andis   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Athalia   [Map]   361   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bladen   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Burlington   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   714   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coal Grove   [Map]   2,099   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Crown City   [Map]   406   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Proctorville   [Map]   550   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Buffalo Creek (WV)   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ceredo (WV)   [Map]   1,352   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Crown City (WV)   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Milton (WV)   [Map]   2,612   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pea Ridge (WV)   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Upland (WV)   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Lawrence County ...

Platform is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Boyd (KY), Greenup (KY), Gallia, Jackson, Scioto, Cabell (WV) & Wayne (WV).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Platform ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Ohio Tourism
    Parks for Ohio

    Fishing in Ohio
    Hunting in Ohio


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Ohio

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Ohio

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

Airports Near Platform ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence County Airpark(ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   HTW   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ashland Rgnl.    [Map]   DWU   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
James A Rhodes Airport   [Map]   I43   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Greater Portsmouth Rgnl.   [Map]   PMH   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Scioto Co. Airport    [Map]   ---   NW   33 miles [53.1 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 Platform.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Platform. 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   97 miles [156.1 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   103 miles [165.8 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   129 miles [207.6 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   136 miles [218.9 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   ENE   150 miles [241.4 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNE   169 miles [272 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   ESE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SE   85 miles [136.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence County Airpark(ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   HTW   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ashland Rgnl.    [Map]   DWU   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
James A Rhodes Airport   [Map]   I43   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Greater Portsmouth Rgnl.   [Map]   PMH   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Scioto Co. Airport    [Map]   ---   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NE   38 miles [61.2 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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International 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
 
Cincinnati Muni.   (LUK/KLUK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [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
 
Ohio University Airport   (ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]
        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
 
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager 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
 
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Ohio

About Lawrence County

About Ohio

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Ohio: www.ohio.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Platform. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5584, Longitude: -82.3513     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Platform 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 Platform), 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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