RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Blocton, West Virginia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other WV
Communities





The location of Blocton









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

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 47,100 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 20,700 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 Blocton and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   1,778   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Grayson (KY)   [Map]   3,999   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Jenkins (KY)   [Map]   2,011   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Louisa (KY)   [Map]   2,412   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Paintsville (KY)   [Map]   4,082   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pikeville (KY)   [Map]   6,685   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Prestonsburg (KY)   [Map]   3,438   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
South Point (OH)   [Map]   3,874   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Kenova   [Map]   3,007   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Milton   [Map]   2,612   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,796   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Beauty (KY)   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Debord (KY)   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hode (KY)   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Inez (KY)   [Map]   643   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]   239   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Chattaroy   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Delbarton   [Map]   514   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Greyeagle   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Kermit   [Map]   364   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 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, 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 Blocton ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Mingo Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4I0)   [Map]   SSE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Big Sandy Rgnl.  (FAA ID: K22)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pike Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PBX)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
Belcher Rgnl.  (FAA ID: 57KY)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   137 miles [220.5 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   NW   152 miles [244.6 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   N   154 miles [247.8 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NW   176 miles [283.2 km]
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NE   182 miles [292.9 km]
Louisville Intl.  (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   W   186 miles [299.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Mingo Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4I0)   [Map]   SSE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Big Sandy Rgnl.  (FAA ID: K22)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pike Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PBX)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
Belcher Rgnl.  (FAA ID: 57KY)   [Map]   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
  Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
  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
 
Lonesome Pine Airport   (ICAO: KLNP)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tazewell Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]
  Website for Tazewell County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
  Website for Dayton International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
  Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
  Website for Louisville International Airport
  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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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: https://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.

- Return to Citation

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blocton. The point we use 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).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<4>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.

- Return to Citation





 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 19 Jan 2019