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Point Pleasant, West Virginia

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The location of Point Pleasant

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Point Pleasant.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Point Pleasant ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the southeast of Point Pleasant. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the southwest of Point Pleasant and has a population of 47,100 people.

For comparison, Point Pleasant has a population of 4,200 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 from Point Pleasant and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   20,669   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   7,177   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Athens (OH)   [Map]   25,214   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,406   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Ironton (OH)   [Map]   10,722   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Jackson (OH)   [Map]   6,252   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Logan (OH)   [Map]   7,069   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Portsmouth (OH)   [Map]   20,443   W   46 miles [74 km]
Wellston (OH)   [Map]   5,526   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Parkersburg   [Map]   30,096   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,370   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Bladen (OH)   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Carlton (OH)   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   129   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,432   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Middleport (OH)   [Map]   2,446   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   1,790   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rutland (OH)   [Map]   383   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hartford City   [Map]   595   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Henderson   [Map]   263   S   Less than 2 miles
Leon   [Map]   150   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mason   [Map]   944   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
New Haven   [Map]   1,499   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Mason County ...

Point Pleasant is located in Mason County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mason County: Gallia (OH), Meigs (OH), Cabell, Jackson & Putnam.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Point Pleasant ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Point Pleasant ...

Looking for more information about Point Pleasant? 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 Point Pleasant, 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 Point Pleasant.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Point Pleasant Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Point Pleasant

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 Point Pleasant ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl. (FAA ID: GAS)   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Mason Co. Airport (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jackson Co. Airport (FAA ID: I18)   [Map]   ENE   17 miles [27.4 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 Point Pleasant.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Point Pleasant. 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
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   88 miles [141.6 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   WNW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   ENE   130 miles [209.2 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NW   132 miles [212.4 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   W   136 miles [218.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]   NNW   78 miles [125.5 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SE   91 miles [146.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl. (FAA ID: GAS)   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Mason Co. Airport (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jackson Co. Airport (FAA ID: I18)   [Map]   ENE   17 miles [27.4 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.

Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  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
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
  Website for North Central West Virginia 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
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
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
  Website for Morgantown Municipal 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
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
  Website for Akron - Canton Regional 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
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
  Website for Tri-State Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Point Pleasant.

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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- Point Pleasant) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Point Pleasant. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Point Pleasant

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Point Pleasant. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8530, Longitude: -82.1303     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Point Pleasant 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 Point Pleasant), 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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