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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Pickens ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Clarksburg. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the north of Pickens. Clarksburg has a population of 15,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bridgeport. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the north of Pickens and has a population of 8,600 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 if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Belington   [Map]   1,864   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   N   23 miles [37 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Glenville   [Map]   1,473   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Marlinton   [Map]   994   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Nutter Fort   [Map]   1,540   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Parsons   [Map]   1,415   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Salem   [Map]   1,492   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Stonewood   [Map]   1,737   N   41 miles [66 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Sutton   [Map]   988   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Addison   [Map]   688   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cleveland   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Excelsior   [Map]   ---   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Excelsior   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Frenchton   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Goshen   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hacker Valley   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Helvetia   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hoover Town   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Huttonsville   [Map]   215   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mill Creek   [Map]   696   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mingo   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Slaty Fork   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Wilsontown   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Womelsdorf   [Map]   242   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

Randolph County ...

Pickens is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Barbour, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Tucker, Upshur & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pickens ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pickens ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Pickens


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 Pickens ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   W   23 miles [37 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   NNE   36 miles [57.9 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 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 Pickens.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Pickens. 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   NNE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   126 miles [202.8 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   149 miles [239.8 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNW   169 miles [272 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   170 miles [273.6 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   ESE   176 miles [283.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   S   55 miles [88.5 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   ESE   76 miles [122.3 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SW   77 miles [123.9 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   WSW   77 miles [123.9 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   S   92 miles [148.1 km]
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   ESE   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   W   23 miles [37 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   NNE   36 miles [57.9 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International 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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
        Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
        Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
        Website for Elkins - Randolph County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ingalls Fld.   (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]
        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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley 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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Pickens.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickens. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6551, Longitude: -80.2117     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pickens 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>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 Pickens), 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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