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The location of Kanawha City









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Kanawha City.

This page contains six sections:

Around Kanawha City ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It lies just northwest of Kanawha City. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the west of Kanawha City and has a population of 47,100 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 from Kanawha City and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,432   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Milton   [Map]   2,612   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,153   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,738   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,231   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Airport Village   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Belle   [Map]   1,162   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cabin Creek   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cedar Grove   [Map]   940   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,456   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Coal Fork   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Dartmont   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dupont City   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
East Bank   [Map]   904   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elkview   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Malden   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Marmet   [Map]   1,410   S   5 miles [8 km]
Pinch   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rock Lake Village   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Winifrede   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Kanawha County ...

Kanawha City is located in Kanawha County.

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 Kanawha City ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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


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 Kanawha City ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jackson Co. Airport (FAA ID: I18)   [Map]   NNW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl. (FAA ID: GAS)   [Map]   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Mason Co. Airport (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   NW   49 miles [78.9 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 Kanawha City.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Kanawha City. 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
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NE   127 miles [204.4 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   135 miles [217.3 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   141 miles [226.9 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   166 miles [267.2 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   WNW   173 miles [278.4 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NW   178 miles [286.5 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   N   179 miles [288.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   W   52 miles [83.7 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   ESE   71 miles [114.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jackson Co. Airport (FAA ID: I18)   [Map]   NNW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl. (FAA ID: GAS)   [Map]   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Mason Co. Airport (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lawrence County Airpark (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   E   50 miles [80.5 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.

Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
  Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
  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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International 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
 
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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial 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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kanawha City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://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 Kanawha City.

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kanawha City) 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 Kanawha City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kanawha City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kanawha City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3215, Longitude: -81.5821     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kanawha City 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Kanawha City), 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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