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Prichard, West Virginia

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The location of Prichard

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Prichard ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntington. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the northeast of Prichard. Huntington has a population of 47,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Ashland (KY). It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the north of Prichard and has a population of 20,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   7,177   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Grayson (KY)   [Map]   3,999   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Morehead (KY)   [Map]   7,736   W   46 miles [74 km]
Paintsville (KY)   [Map]   4,082   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Prestonsburg (KY)   [Map]   3,438   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,432   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Ironton (OH)   [Map]   10,722   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Portsmouth (OH)   [Map]   20,443   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
South Point (OH)   [Map]   3,874   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,153   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   E   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Durbin (KY)   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fallsburg (KY)   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Five Forks (KY)   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Louisa (KY)   [Map]   2,412   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Olioville (KY)   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Smoky Valley (KY)   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Stringtown (KY)   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Yatesville (KY)   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Buffalo Creek   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Centerville   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fort Gay   [Map]   673   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mineral Springs   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wayne   [Map]   1,408   E   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Wayne County ...

Prichard is located in Wayne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wayne County: Boyd (KY), Lawrence (KY), Martin (KY), Lawrence (OH), Cabell, Lincoln & Mingo.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Prichard ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   NNE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lawrence County Airpark (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   NNE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ashland Rgnl.  (FAA ID: DWU)   [Map]   NNW   22 miles [35.4 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 Prichard.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Prichard. 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
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   104 miles [167.4 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   N   122 miles [196.3 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   WNW   124 miles [199.6 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NW   143 miles [230.1 km]
Louisville Intl.  (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   W   170 miles [273.6 km]
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NE   173 miles [278.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   NNE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   E   55 miles [88.5 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   ESE   86 miles [138.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lawrence County Airpark (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   NNE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ashland Rgnl.  (FAA ID: DWU)   [Map]   NNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Big Sandy Rgnl.  (FAA ID: K22)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 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.

Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  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
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Cincinnati Muni.   (LUK/KLUK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
  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
Clyde A. Thomas Rgnl.   (ICAO: KM97)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
  Website for Dayton International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
  Website for Louisville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
  Website for Morgantown Municipal 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
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Blue Grass Airport   (LEX/KLEX)   [Map]
  Website for Blue Grass Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Prichard.

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Prichard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prichard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2401, Longitude: -82.5985     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prichard 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 Prichard), 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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