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The location of Blakeley

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Blakeley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the west of Blakeley. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the south of Blakeley and has a population of 17,000 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 Blakeley and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,852   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,469   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,604   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,865   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Milton   [Map]   2,614   W   46 miles [74 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,686   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   S   23 miles [37 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,955   E   41 miles [66 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,245   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,859   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,158   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Winfield   [Map]   2,357   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Beech Glen   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Belle   [Map]   1,192   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cabin Creek   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cannelton   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cedar Grove   [Map]   938   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Coal Fork   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
East Bank   [Map]   919   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gauley Bridge   [Map]   585   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Glasgow   [Map]   870   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Handley   [Map]   336   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hollygrove   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Montgomery   [Map]   1,577   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pinch   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pratt   [Map]   585   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Smithers   [Map]   777   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Kanawha County ...

Blakeley is located in Kanawha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blakeley ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Acup   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Blakeley   [Map]
Carbondale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Cedar Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Crescent   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Crown Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dixie   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Glasgow   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Glen   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hollygrove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Independence   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
London   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Longacre   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Mammoth   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pond Fork   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Pond Gap   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Quick   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spangler   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   WNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   E   23 miles [37 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSE   36 miles [57.9 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 Blakeley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Blakeley. 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   119 miles [191.5 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   145 miles [233.4 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   154 miles [247.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   161 miles [259.1 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   181 miles [291.3 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   188 miles [302.6 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   191 miles [307.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   WNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ESE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   W   68 miles [109.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   E   23 miles [37 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SSW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NNW   51 miles [82.1 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   NW   59 miles [95 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State 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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [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
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
        Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International 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
 
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 ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.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 Blakeley.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blakeley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2962, Longitude: -81.3037     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blakeley 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 Blakeley), 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 Blakeley.