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The location of Providence









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Providence ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the south of Providence. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southwest of Providence and has a population of 47,100 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 and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   20,669   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Athens (OH)   [Map]   25,214   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,406   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Ironton (OH)   [Map]   10,722   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Jackson (OH)   [Map]   6,252   W   46 miles [74 km]
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,673   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Nelsonville (OH)   [Map]   5,292   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Wellston (OH)   [Map]   5,526   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Parkersburg   [Map]   30,096   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,370   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Racine (OH)   [Map]   653   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   813   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Arbuckle   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Baden   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Buffalo   [Map]   1,262   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Flatwoods   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Hartford City   [Map]   595   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Henderson   [Map]   263   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Indian Village   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Leon   [Map]   150   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Liberty   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
New Haven   [Map]   1,499   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Odaville   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,738   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,231   E   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Jackson County ...

Providence is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: Meigs (OH), Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, Roane, Wirt & Wood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Providence ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Jackson Co. Airport (FAA ID: I18)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mason Co. Airport (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   WNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl. (FAA ID: GAS)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   SSE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ohio University Airport (ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 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 Providence.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Providence. 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   99 miles [159.3 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   WNW   112 miles [180.2 km]
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   ENE   118 miles [189.9 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NE   144 miles [231.7 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   N   147 miles [236.6 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   WNW   147 miles [236.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   SSE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SSE   80 miles [128.7 km]
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]   NW   90 miles [144.8 km]
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   ENE   92 miles [148.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Jackson Co. Airport (FAA ID: I18)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mason Co. Airport (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   WNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl. (FAA ID: GAS)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ohio University Airport (ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 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
 
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
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh 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
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
  Website for Dayton 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
  Website for Tri-State 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
 
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 Providence. 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 Providence.

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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 from Point A (ie- Providence) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Providence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8084, Longitude: -81.8415     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Providence 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 Providence), 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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