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The location of Brighton

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Brighton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southeast of Brighton. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the southwest of Brighton and has a population of 48,100 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   21,038   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   7,311   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Athens (OH)   [Map]   25,341   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,461   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Ironton (OH)   [Map]   10,891   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jackson (OH)   [Map]   6,320   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Portsmouth (OH)   [Map]   20,422   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Wellston (OH)   [Map]   5,554   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,604   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,686   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Parkersburg   [Map]   30,601   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,859   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,459   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bladen (OH)   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Carlton (OH)   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   131   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,462   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Middleport (OH)   [Map]   2,465   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Racine (OH)   [Map]   658   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Arbuckle   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Baden   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Buffalo   [Map]   1,250   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hartford City   [Map]   592   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Henderson   [Map]   266   W   5 miles [8 km]
Leon   [Map]   156   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,237   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Mason County ...

Brighton is located in Mason County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mason County: Gallia (OH), Meigs (OH), Cabell, Jackson & Putnam.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brighton ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   WNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   NNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NE   14 miles [22.5 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 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 Brighton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Brighton. 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
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   103 miles [165.8 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   ENE   127 miles [204.4 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   139 miles [223.7 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   W   142 miles [228.5 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNE   149 miles [239.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NE   151 miles [243 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport(ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]   LCK   NNW   84 miles [135.2 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SE   85 miles [136.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   WNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   NNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NE   14 miles [22.5 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.

Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia 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
 
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ohio University Airport   (ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
        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
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]
        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
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
        Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky 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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Mason County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brighton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7998, Longitude: -82.0404     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brighton 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 Brighton), 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 Brighton.