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Ames Heights, West Virginia

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The location of Ames Heights

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Ames Heights.

This page contains six sections:

Around Ames Heights ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the northwest of Ames Heights. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the south of Ames Heights and has a population of 16,400 people.

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

Community   2017
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Montgomery   [Map]   1,549   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Rainelle   [Map]   1,482   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ronceverte   [Map]   1,717   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   NE   18 miles [29 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   SE   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Ansted   [Map]   1,353   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Beckwith   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Beech Glen   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cannelton   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Concho   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gauley Bridge   [Map]   570   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harvey   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hilton Village   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
McDunn   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   1,310   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pax   [Map]   157   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Powellton   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Smithers   [Map]   754   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Thurmond   [Map]   5   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Fayette County ...

Ames Heights is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ames Heights ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 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 Ames Heights.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ames Heights. 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
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NNE   124 miles [199.6 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NW   164 miles [263.9 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   172 miles [276.8 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   173 miles [278.4 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   N   196 miles [315.4 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ENE   204 miles [328.3 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   WNW   205 miles [329.9 km]
Richmond Intl.  (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   E   208 miles [334.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   ESE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   SE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   WNW   82 miles [132 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   SW   42 miles [67.6 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
  Website for Tri-State Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
  Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mercer Co. Airport   (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]
  Website for Mercer County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
  Website for Akron - Canton Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
  Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
  Website for Richmond International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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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 Ames Heights.

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ames Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ames Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0854, Longitude: -81.0757     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ames Heights 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Ames Heights), 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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