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The location of Buffalo Creek

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Buffalo Creek.

This page contains six sections:

Around Buffalo Creek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the east of Buffalo Creek. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It lies just northeast of Buffalo Creek and has a population of 48,100 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 Buffalo Creek and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   21,038   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   7,311   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Grayson (KY)   [Map]   4,043   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Paintsville (KY)   [Map]   4,203   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ironton (OH)   [Map]   10,891   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jackson (OH)   [Map]   6,320   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Portsmouth (OH)   [Map]   20,422   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
South Point (OH)   [Map]   3,938   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,262   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   E   41 miles [66 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,604   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,686   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,237   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,859   E   43 miles [69.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   1,803   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Durbin (KY)   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fairview (KY)   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Millseat (KY)   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Westwood (KY)   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Burlington (OH)   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   725   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   556   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Centerville   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ceredo   [Map]   1,376   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Kenova   [Map]   3,055   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pea Ridge   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wayne   [Map]   1,366   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Wayne County ...

Buffalo Creek 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 Buffalo Creek ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   WNW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lawrence County Airpark(ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   HTW   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Ashland Rgnl.    [Map]   DWU   NW   18 miles [29 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 Buffalo Creek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Buffalo Creek. 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   101 miles [162.5 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   N   115 miles [185.1 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   125 miles [201.2 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   140 miles [225.3 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   ENE   165 miles [265.5 km]
Louisville Intl. (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   SDF   W   175 miles [281.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   WNW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   ESE   84 miles [135.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence County Airpark(ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   HTW   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Ashland Rgnl.    [Map]   DWU   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   NNE   37 miles [59.5 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.

Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [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
 
Blue Grass Airport   (LEX/KLEX)   [Map]
        Website for Blue Grass Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cincinnati Muni.   (LUK/KLUK)   [Map]
        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
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [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
 
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [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
 
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
 
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Wayne County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3556, Longitude: -82.5093     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buffalo Creek 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 Buffalo Creek), 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 Buffalo Creek.