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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Charleston ...

Charleston is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Huntington. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the west of Charleston and has a population of 47,100 people.<1>

For comparison, Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,432   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Milton   [Map]   2,612   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,153   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,738   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,231   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   E   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Airport Village   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Alum Creek   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Belle   [Map]   1,162   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,456   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coal Fork   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cross Lanes   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dupont City   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Elkview   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jefferson   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kanawha City   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Malden   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Marmet   [Map]   1,410   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pinch   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rock Lake Village   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   100   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Kanawha County ...

Charleston is located in Kanawha County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Charleston ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Charleston ...

Looking for more information about Charleston? 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 Charleston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Charleston.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Charleston Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Charleston


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 Charleston ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NNW   41 miles [66 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   E   41 miles [66 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   NNW   46 miles [74 km]
Lawrence County Airpark(ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   HTW   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SE   47 miles [75.6 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 Charleston.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Charleston. 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   128 miles [206 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   132 miles [212.4 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   138 miles [222.1 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   165 miles [265.5 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   170 miles [273.6 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   175 miles [281.6 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   177 miles [284.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ESE   74 miles [119.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NNW   41 miles [66 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   E   41 miles [66 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   NNW   46 miles [74 km]
Lawrence County Airpark(ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   HTW   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   S   51 miles [82.1 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   E   53 miles [85.3 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
 
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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [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
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
        Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International 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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton 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
 
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 ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Charleston: www.cityofcharleston.org/

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 Charleston.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Charleston. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Charleston) 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 Charleston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Charleston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charleston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3492, Longitude: -81.6298     [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>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 Charleston), 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 Charleston.



 
 
 

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