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The location of Allentown

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Allentown ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the south of Allentown. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Parkersburg. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the north of Allentown and has a population of 30,600 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 Allentown and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens (OH)   [Map]   25,341   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,461   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,462   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,650   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,262   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,604   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,686   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,237   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,825   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,245   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,859   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,459   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arnoldsburg   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Baden   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Burning Springs   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Clendenin   [Map]   1,173   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elizabeth   [Map]   831   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elkview   [Map]   ---   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Flatwoods   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Flint Town   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Kentuck   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Liberty   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Odaville   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Peewee   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Reedy   [Map]   172   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sissonville   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,158   E   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Roane County ...

Allentown is located in Roane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Roane County: Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha & Wirt.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Allentown ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.(PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   PKB   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   E   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 Allentown.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Allentown. 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
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   112 miles [180.2 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   130 miles [209.2 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   137 miles [220.5 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   148 miles [238.2 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   WNW   164 miles [263.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   WSW   62 miles [99.8 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSE   70 miles [112.7 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   ENE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport(ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]   LCK   NW   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.(PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   PKB   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   E   46 miles [74 km]
Ohio University Airport(ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]   UNI   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   SE   50 miles [80.5 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.

Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
        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
 
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ohio University Airport   (ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
        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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional 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
 
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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Roane County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Allentown.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allentown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7648, Longitude: -81.5126     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allentown 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 Allentown), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Allentown.



 
 
 

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