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The location of Bowers Hill

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Bowers Hill.

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Around Bowers Hill ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the southwest of Bowers Hill. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Parkersburg. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the north of Bowers Hill and has a population of 30,600 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 Bowers Hill and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,461   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,462   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,650   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,604   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,686   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,237   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,825   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,245   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,859   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,459   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Weston   [Map]   4,044   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Williamstown   [Map]   2,941   N   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arnoldsburg   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Burning Springs   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Clem   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Clendenin   [Map]   1,173   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elizabeth   [Map]   831   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Flint Town   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Grantsville   [Map]   538   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kentuck   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mudfork   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Odaville   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Orma   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Peewee   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Reedy   [Map]   172   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,158   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Valley Fork   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

Roane County ...

Bowers Hill is located in Roane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Roane County: Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha & Wirt.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bowers Hill ...

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.

Buffalolick (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Bowers Hill   [Map]
Clover   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Grace   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Green Acres   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Leaning Oak   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Leatherbark   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Leo (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Nancy Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Otto   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pink   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Quiet Vale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rushville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Speed   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   SSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   ESE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.(PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   PKB   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   WNW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   SSE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   W   46 miles [74 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 Bowers Hill.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bowers Hill. 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   94 miles [151.3 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   118 miles [189.9 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   130 miles [209.2 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   140 miles [225.3 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   146 miles [235 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   WNW   173 miles [278.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   SSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   ENE   67 miles [107.8 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   S   70 miles [112.7 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   WSW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport(ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]   LCK   NW   111 miles [178.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   ESE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.(PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   PKB   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   WNW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   SSE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   W   46 miles [74 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   SE   51 miles [82.1 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [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
 
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
        Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ohio University Airport   (ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Roane County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowers Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7929, Longitude: -81.3079     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bowers Hill 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 Bowers Hill), 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 Bowers Hill.