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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Allen ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the northeast of where Allen would have been located. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the northwest of Allen and has a population of 47,100 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 and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   20,669   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   7,177   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Grayson (KY)   [Map]   3,999   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Paintsville (KY)   [Map]   4,082   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Pikeville (KY)   [Map]   6,685   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Prestonsburg (KY)   [Map]   3,438   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,432   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Ironton (OH)   [Map]   10,722   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
South Point (OH)   [Map]   3,874   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,153   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Banco   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Big Creek   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chapmanville   [Map]   1,137   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cove Gap   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dodson Junction   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hamlin   [Map]   1,072   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Harts   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Julian   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Layville   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Manila   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Morrisvale   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rock Creek   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wewanta   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Woodville   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Lincoln County ...

Allen would have been located within present day Lincoln County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lincoln County: Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Logan, Mingo, Putnam & Wayne.

Although it doesn't share a border with Lincoln County, Boyd (KY) is close to Allen.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Allen ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lawrence County Airpark(ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   HTW   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Mingo Co. Airport   [Map]   4I0   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Big Sandy Rgnl.    [Map]   K22   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Ashland Rgnl.    [Map]   DWU   NW   46 miles [74 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 Allen.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Allen. 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   129 miles [207.6 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   136 miles [218.9 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   153 miles [246.2 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NE   156 miles [251.1 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   168 miles [270.4 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   190 miles [305.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   ESE   56 miles [90.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lawrence County Airpark(ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   HTW   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Mingo Co. Airport   [Map]   4I0   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Big Sandy Rgnl.    [Map]   K22   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Ashland Rgnl.    [Map]   DWU   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Pike Co. Airport    [Map]   PBX   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   N   49 miles [78.9 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [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
 
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
        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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Lincoln County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wv.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: 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 Allen.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1226, Longitude: -82.0754     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allen 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 Allen), 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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