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The location of Blocton

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Blocton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntington. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the north of Blocton. Huntington has a population of 48,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Ashland (KY). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the north of Blocton and has a population of 21,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Grayson (KY)   [Map]   4,043   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Jenkins (KY)   [Map]   2,070   S   46 miles [74 km]
Louisa (KY)   [Map]   2,473   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Paintsville (KY)   [Map]   4,203   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pikeville (KY)   [Map]   7,106   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Prestonsburg (KY)   [Map]   3,541   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
South Point (OH)   [Map]   3,938   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,262   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,604   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Kenova   [Map]   3,055   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,865   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Milton   [Map]   2,614   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,924   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Beauty (KY)   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Belfry (KY)   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Debord (KY)   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Inez (KY)   [Map]   672   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lovely (KY)   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
South Williamson (KY)   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Varney (KY)   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Warfield (KY)   [Map]   250   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Chattaroy   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Delbarton   [Map]   527   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Greyeagle   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Kermit   [Map]   371   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wilsondale   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Mingo County ...

Blocton is located in Mingo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mingo County: Martin (KY), Pike (KY), Buchanan (VA), Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Wayne & Wyoming.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blocton ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mingo Co. Airport   [Map]   4I0   SSE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Big Sandy Rgnl.    [Map]   K22   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pike Co. Airport    [Map]   PBX   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   E   23 miles [37 km]
Belcher Rgnl.    [Map]   57KY   S   29 miles [46.7 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 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 Blocton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Blocton. 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   137 miles [220.5 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   NW   152 miles [244.6 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   N   154 miles [247.8 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   176 miles [283.2 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NE   182 miles [292.9 km]
Louisville Intl. (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   SDF   W   186 miles [299.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   NNW   41 miles [66 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NE   56 miles [90.1 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   E   66 miles [106.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mingo Co. Airport   [Map]   4I0   SSE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Big Sandy Rgnl.    [Map]   K22   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pike Co. Airport    [Map]   PBX   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   E   23 miles [37 km]
Belcher Rgnl.    [Map]   57KY   S   29 miles [46.7 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
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
        Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky 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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lonesome Pine Airport   (ICAO: KLNP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tazewell Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]
        Website for Tazewell County 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
 
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
        Website for Louisville 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
 
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 Mingo County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blocton. 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 Blocton.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blocton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7968, Longitude: -82.3421     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blocton 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 Blocton), 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 Blocton.