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The location of Porters Falls









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Porters Falls.

This page contains six sections:

Around Porters Falls ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the east of Porters Falls. Morgantown has a population of 30,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Parkersburg. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southwest of Porters Falls and has a population of 30,100 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 Porters Falls and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,406   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,673   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   6,659   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   5,049   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Washington (PA)   [Map]   13,566   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Moundsville   [Map]   8,494   N   23 miles [37 km]
New Martinsville   [Map]   5,138   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,370   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,182   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Wheeling   [Map]   27,066   N   34 miles [54.7 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Antioch (OH)   [Map]   81   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Clarington (OH)   [Map]   370   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Adaline   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Atwood   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Bane   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Barker   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bebee   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Friendly   [Map]   124   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kent   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Middlebourne   [Map]   766   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Paden City   [Map]   2,424   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pine Grove   [Map]   504   E   5 miles [8 km]
Sistersville   [Map]   1,288   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Smithfield   [Map]   152   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Wetzel County ...

Porters Falls is located in Wetzel County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wetzel County: Monroe (OH), Greene (PA), Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia & Tyler.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Porters Falls ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Marshall Co. Airport (FAA ID: MPG)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Monroe Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4G5)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fairmont Muni. (FAA ID: 4G7)   [Map]   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Barnesville Airport (FAA ID: 6G5)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl. (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greene Co. Airport (FAA ID: WAY)   [Map]   ENE   40 miles [64.4 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 Porters Falls.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Porters Falls. 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]   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   69 miles [111 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   NNW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   WNW   115 miles [185.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport  (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   NE   69 miles [111 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   NNE   69 miles [111 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.  (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   ENE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   SSW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Wayne Co. Airport  (ICAO: KBJJ)   [Map]   NNW   106 miles [170.6 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport  (JST/KJST)   [Map]   ENE   114 miles [183.5 km]
Youngstown - Warren Rgnl.  (YNG/KYNG)   [Map]   N   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Marshall Co. Airport (FAA ID: MPG)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Monroe Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4G5)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fairmont Muni. (FAA ID: 4G7)   [Map]   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Barnesville Airport (FAA ID: 6G5)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl. (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greene Co. Airport (FAA ID: WAY)   [Map]   ENE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport (HLG/KHLG)   [Map]   N   41 miles [66 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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh 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
 
Wayne Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBJJ)   [Map]
  Website for Wayne County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
  Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Youngstown - Warren Rgnl.   (YNG/KYNG)   [Map]
  Website for Youngstown - Warren Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [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
 
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport   (HLG/KHLG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Washington Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]
  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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl.   (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]
  Website for Cleveland / Hopkins International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  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
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
  Website for Allegheny County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
  Website for Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Wetzel County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Porters Falls.

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Porters Falls) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Porters Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5798, Longitude: -80.7762     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Porters Falls 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 Porters Falls), 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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