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Ophelia, West Virginia

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The location of Ophelia

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Ophelia ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the west of where Ophelia would have been located. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southwest of Ophelia and has a population of 16,400 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 Ophelia and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Covington (VA)   [Map]   5,531   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Ansted   [Map]   1,353   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,456   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Glenville   [Map]   1,473   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Marmet   [Map]   1,410   W   46 miles [74 km]
Montgomery   [Map]   1,549   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rainelle   [Map]   1,482   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ronceverte   [Map]   1,717   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Beaver   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   148   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cowen   [Map]   482   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Craigsville   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Crichton   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hilton Village   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hines   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
McRoss   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Muddlety   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Odell Town   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Orient Hill   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Quinwood   [Map]   272   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rupert   [Map]   919   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tioga   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tolbert   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles

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

Nicholas County ...

Ophelia would have been located within present day Nicholas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Nicholas County: Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ophelia ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 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 Ophelia.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ophelia. 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]   NNE   107 miles [172.2 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   N   159 miles [255.9 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NW   169 miles [272 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ENE   183 miles [294.5 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   WNW   185 miles [297.7 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   N   190 miles [305.8 km]
Richmond Intl.  (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   ESE   191 miles [307.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   WNW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   SSE   73 miles [117.5 km]
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   NNE   79 miles [127.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 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
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International 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
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
  Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
  Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional 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
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Ingalls Fld.   (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]
  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
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
  Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  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
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
  Website for Richmond 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
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Nicholas County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Ophelia.

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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 from Point A (ie- Ophelia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ophelia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2093, Longitude: -80.7198     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ophelia 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 Ophelia), 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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