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The location of Perkins









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Perkins ...

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

The next largest community is Parkersburg. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northwest of Perkins and has a population of 30,100 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 Perkins and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,406   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Harrisville   [Map]   1,740   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Montgomery   [Map]   1,549   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,738   W   46 miles [74 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,231   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Saint Marys   [Map]   1,787   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,111   W   23 miles [37 km]
Stonewood   [Map]   1,737   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,370   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Arnett   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Arnoldsburg   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Burnsville   [Map]   490   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clem   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Exchange   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Flatwoods   [Map]   270   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gassaway   [Map]   873   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Glenville   [Map]   1,473   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Grantsville   [Map]   531   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Heaters   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mudfork   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Orma   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sand Fork   [Map]   151   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sutton   [Map]   988   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Truebada   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Gilmer County ...

Perkins is located in Gilmer County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Gilmer County: Braxton, Calhoun, Doddridge, Lewis & Ritchie.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Perkins ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   ESE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ENE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Upshur County Rgnl.  (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   ENE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   SSE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl. (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   NW   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Perkins.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Perkins. 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   80 miles [128.7 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   123 miles [197.9 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NW   134 miles [215.7 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   N   149 miles [239.8 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   WNW   159 miles [255.9 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   E   186 miles [299.3 km]
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl.  (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]   NNW   187 miles [300.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   NE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   S   69 miles [111 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   SSE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   WSW   92 miles [148.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   ESE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ENE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Upshur County Rgnl.  (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   ENE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   SSE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl. (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Jackson Co. Airport (FAA ID: I18)   [Map]   WNW   49 miles [78.9 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley 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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  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
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
  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
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [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
 
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
  Website for Elkins - Randolph County 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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Perkins) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Perkins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7845, Longitude: -80.9259     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Perkins 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 Perkins), 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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