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The location of Palestine









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Palestine ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the south of Palestine. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Parkersburg. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the northwest of Palestine and has a population of 30,100 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 and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Athens (OH)   [Map]   25,214   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,406   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,432   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,673   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Middleport (OH)   [Map]   2,446   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Paden City   [Map]   2,424   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,153   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,738   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,231   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,370   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Williamstown   [Map]   2,906   N   25 miles [40.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Burning Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cairo   [Map]   262   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Cantwell   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Elizabeth   [Map]   827   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Freeport   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Greencastle   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kanawha   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mineral Acres   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mineral Wells   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Odaville   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Peewee   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pleasant View   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Reedy   [Map]   165   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Slate   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,111   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Wirt County ...

Palestine is located in Wirt County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wirt County: Calhoun, Jackson, Ritchie, Roane & Wood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Palestine ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl. (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Jackson Co. Airport (FAA ID: I18)   [Map]   WSW   23 miles [37 km]
Mason Co. Airport (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 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 Palestine.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Palestine. 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]   ENE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NW   103 miles [165.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   118 miles [189.9 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   N   130 miles [209.2 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   WNW   130 miles [209.2 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   WNW   161 miles [259.1 km]
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl.  (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]   N   165 miles [265.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   SSW   46 miles [74 km]
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   ENE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   SW   77 miles [123.9 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   S   87 miles [140 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   SE   97 miles [156.1 km]
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]   NW   97 miles [156.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl. (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Jackson Co. Airport (FAA ID: I18)   [Map]   WSW   23 miles [37 km]
Mason Co. Airport (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial 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
 
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ohio University Airport   (ICAO: KUNI)   [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
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
  Website for Dayton International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl.   (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]
  Website for Cleveland / Hopkins International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager 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
 
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 Palestine. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Palestine.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palestine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0301, Longitude: -81.4068     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palestine 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 Palestine), 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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