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The location of Pigeon









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Pigeon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the southwest of Pigeon. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is South Charleston. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the southwest of Pigeon and has a population of 12,500 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 starting from Pigeon and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Eleanor   [Map]   1,598   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Harrisville   [Map]   1,740   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Milton   [Map]   2,612   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,738   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,231   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,111   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Winfield   [Map]   2,359   W   36 miles [57.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Aarons   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Arnoldsburg   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Beech Glen   [Map]   ---   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cicerone   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Clay   [Map]   456   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clem   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Clendenin   [Map]   1,142   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elkview   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Flint Town   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Harrison   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hartland   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mudfork   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Orma   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pinch   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Valley Fork   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Roane County ...

Pigeon is located in Roane County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pigeon ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   WSW   23 miles [37 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   ESE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jackson Co. Airport (FAA ID: I18)   [Map]   NW   42 miles [67.6 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 Pigeon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Pigeon. 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   103 miles [165.8 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NW   135 miles [217.3 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   144 miles [231.7 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   WNW   151 miles [243 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   N   164 miles [263.9 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   WNW   186 miles [299.3 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   WNW   189 miles [304.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   WSW   23 miles [37 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   S   51 miles [82.1 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   SE   64 miles [103 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   W   73 miles [117.5 km]
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   NE   74 miles [119.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   ESE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jackson Co. Airport (FAA ID: I18)   [Map]   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mason Co. Airport (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   WNW   54 miles [86.9 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl. (FAA ID: GAS)   [Map]   WNW   55 miles [88.5 km]
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl. (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   NNW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   NNW   57 miles [91.7 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
  Website for Tri-State 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
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [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
 
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
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
  Website for Dayton 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
 
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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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 Pigeon.

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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- Pigeon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pigeon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5368, Longitude: -81.2084     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pigeon 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 Pigeon), 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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