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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. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Point Pleasant and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
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]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
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 new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Point Pleasant.

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 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
    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>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   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 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 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)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   88 miles [141.6 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   ENE   130 miles [209.2 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   132 miles [212.4 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   W   136 miles [218.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ohio University Airport   (ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
        Website for Dayton International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
        Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
        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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State 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
 
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Mason County

About West Virginia

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.

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 Point Pleasant.

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

If you need the driving distance, 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Point Pleasant

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Point Pleasant. The point that we are using 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>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 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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