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Bowen, West Virginia

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The location of Bowen

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Bowen ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the east of Bowen. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It lies just northwest of Bowen and has a population of 47,100 people.

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

Community   2017
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   20,669   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   7,177   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Grayson (KY)   [Map]   3,999   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Paintsville (KY)   [Map]   4,082   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Prestonsburg (KY)   [Map]   3,438   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,432   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ironton (OH)   [Map]   10,722   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Portsmouth (OH)   [Map]   20,443   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
South Point (OH)   [Map]   3,874   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,153   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   E   34 miles [54.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Durbin (KY)   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Athalia (OH)   [Map]   361   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Burlington (OH)   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   714   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   550   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Armilda   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Buffalo Creek   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Centerville   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ceredo   [Map]   1,352   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hamlin   [Map]   1,072   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kenova   [Map]   3,007   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Milton   [Map]   2,612   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pea Ridge   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Wayne   [Map]   1,408   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
West Hamlin   [Map]   736   E   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Wayne County ...

Bowen is located in Wayne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wayne County: Boyd (KY), Lawrence (KY), Martin (KY), Lawrence (OH), Cabell, Lincoln & Mingo.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bowen ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Lawrence County Airpark (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   WNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ashland Rgnl.  (FAA ID: DWU)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 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 Bowen.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bowen. 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   109 miles [175.4 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   120 miles [193.1 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   WNW   135 miles [217.3 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NW   149 miles [239.8 km]
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NE   159 miles [255.9 km]
Louisville Intl.  (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   W   184 miles [296.1 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   NNE   186 miles [299.3 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NE   188 miles [302.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   WNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   ESE   75 miles [120.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lawrence County Airpark (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ashland Rgnl.  (FAA ID: DWU)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl. (FAA ID: GAS)   [Map]   NNE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Big Sandy Rgnl.  (FAA ID: K22)   [Map]   SSW   41 miles [66 km]
Mingo Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4I0)   [Map]   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mason Co. Airport (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   NNE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Greater Portsmouth Rgnl. (FAA ID: PMH)   [Map]   NW   45 miles [72.4 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
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus 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
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
  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
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [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
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
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
  Website for Akron - Canton Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Wayne County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bowen.

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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 from Point A (ie- Bowen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3062, Longitude: -82.3432     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bowen 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 Bowen), 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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