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The location of Captina

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Captina ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the east of Captina. Morgantown has a population of 30,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wheeling. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the north of Captina and has a population of 27,400 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 and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cambridge (OH)   [Map]   10,433   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,650   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   6,756   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   5,109   N   18 miles [29 km]
Steubenville (OH)   [Map]   18,072   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Toronto (OH)   [Map]   4,851   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Uhrichsville (OH)   [Map]   5,377   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Canonsburg (PA)   [Map]   8,878   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Washington (PA)   [Map]   13,514   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,364   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   16,035   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,622   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Moundsville   [Map]   8,741   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
New Martinsville   [Map]   5,181   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Weirton   [Map]   18,989   N   42 miles [67.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   393   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   4,170   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clarington (OH)   [Map]   373   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Neffs (OH)   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   1,566   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   3,662   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Vadis (OH)   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Wilson (OH)   [Map]   124   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Adaline   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bebee   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cameron   [Map]   891   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Glen Dale   [Map]   1,446   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kent   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Knoxville   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
McMechen   [Map]   1,819   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Marshall County ...

Captina is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Belmont (OH), Monroe (OH), Greene (PA), Washington (PA), Ohio & Wetzel.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Captina ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Marshall Co. Airport   [Map]   MPG   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   4G5   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Barnesville Airport   [Map]   6G5   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport(HLG/KHLG)   [Map]   HLG   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Harrison Co. Airport   [Map]   8G6   NNW   30 miles [48.3 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 Captina.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Captina. 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   ESE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   55 miles [88.5 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNW   82 miles [132 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   NNE   55 miles [88.5 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   NE   59 miles [95 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   ENE   80 miles [128.7 km]
Wayne Co. Airport (ICAO: KBJJ)   [Map]   BJJ   NW   92 miles [148.1 km]
Youngstown - Warren Rgnl. (YNG/KYNG)   [Map]   YNG   N   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Marshall Co. Airport   [Map]   MPG   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   4G5   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Barnesville Airport   [Map]   6G5   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport(HLG/KHLG)   [Map]   HLG   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Harrison Co. Airport   [Map]   8G6   NNW   30 miles [48.3 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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wayne Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBJJ)   [Map]
        Website for Wayne County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Youngstown - Warren Rgnl.   (YNG/KYNG)   [Map]
        Website for Youngstown - Warren Regional 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
 
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport   (HLG/KHLG)   [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
 
Washington Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAFJ)   [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
 
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl.   (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]
        Website for Cleveland / Hopkins International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
        Website for Allegheny County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
        Website for Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Marshall County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Captina. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8190, Longitude: -80.8131     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Captina 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 Captina), 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 Captina.