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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Port Amherst.

This page contains six sections:

Around Port Amherst ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It lies just northwest of Port Amherst. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the west of Port Amherst and has a population of 47,100 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 Port Amherst and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,432   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Milton   [Map]   2,612   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,153   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,738   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,231   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Airport Village   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Belle   [Map]   1,162   S   5 miles [8 km]
Cabin Creek   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cedar Grove   [Map]   940   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,456   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coal Fork   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Dupont City   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
East Bank   [Map]   904   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elkview   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Glasgow   [Map]   860   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kanawha City   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Malden   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Marmet   [Map]   1,410   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pinch   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Winifrede   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Kanawha County ...

Port Amherst is located in Kanawha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Port Amherst ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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


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 Port Amherst ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   E   49 miles [78.9 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 Port Amherst.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Port Amherst. 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   NE   127 miles [204.4 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   136 miles [218.9 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   142 miles [228.5 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   166 miles [267.2 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   175 miles [281.6 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   180 miles [289.7 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   180 miles [289.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   W   54 miles [86.9 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ESE   70 miles [112.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Lawrence County Airpark(ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   HTW   W   51 miles [82.1 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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International 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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia 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
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
        Website for Dayton International 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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh County Memorial 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 Port Amherst.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Amherst. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3098, Longitude: -81.5568     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Port Amherst 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 Port Amherst), 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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