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Buffalo, West Virginia
(Putnam County)

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other WV

The location of Buffalo

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Buffalo ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the southeast of Buffalo. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the southwest of Buffalo and has a population of 47,100 people.

For comparison, Buffalo has a population of 1,300 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 Buffalo and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   20,669   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   7,177   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Athens (OH)   [Map]   25,214   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,406   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Ironton (OH)   [Map]   10,722   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Jackson (OH)   [Map]   6,252   NW   46 miles [74 km]
South Point (OH)   [Map]   3,874   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Wellston (OH)   [Map]   5,526   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Parkersburg   [Map]   30,096   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,153   NW   18 miles [29 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   SE   23 miles [37 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Bladen (OH)   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Arbuckle   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Baden   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bancroft   [Map]   600   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Eleanor   [Map]   1,598   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Indian Village   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Leon   [Map]   150   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Liberty   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Raymond City   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Scott Village   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Teays Valley   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Teays Village   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Upland   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Winfield   [Map]   2,359   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Putnam County ...

Buffalo is located in Putnam County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Putnam County: Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln & Mason.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buffalo ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buffalo ...

Looking for more information about Buffalo? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Buffalo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Buffalo.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Buffalo Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Buffalo

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 ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl. (FAA ID: GAS)   [Map]   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mason Co. Airport (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Jackson Co. Airport (FAA ID: I18)   [Map]   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lawrence County Airpark (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   WSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
James A Rhodes Airport (FAA ID: I43)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 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 Buffalo.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Buffalo. 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
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   107 miles [172.2 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   WNW   112 miles [180.2 km]
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   ENE   131 miles [210.8 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   WNW   147 miles [236.6 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NW   148 miles [238.2 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NE   159 miles [255.9 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   N   161 miles [259.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   WSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SE   73 miles [117.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl. (FAA ID: GAS)   [Map]   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mason Co. Airport (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Jackson Co. Airport (FAA ID: I18)   [Map]   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Lawrence County Airpark (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
James A Rhodes Airport (FAA ID: I43)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 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.

Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  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
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
  Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Ohio University Airport   (ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
  Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
  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
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh 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
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager 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
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Buffalo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buffalo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buffalo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6168, Longitude: -81.9823     [Map].

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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 Buffalo), 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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