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The location of Ripley

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Ripley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the south of Ripley. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southwest of Ripley and has a population of 48,100 people.

For comparison, Ripley has a population of 3,200 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens (OH)   [Map]   25,341   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,461   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,462   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,650   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Wellston (OH)   [Map]   5,554   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,262   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,604   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,686   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Parkersburg   [Map]   30,601   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,237   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,825   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,859   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,459   N   34 miles [54.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bashan (OH)   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Racine (OH)   [Map]   658   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   817   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Arbuckle   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Baden   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Flatwoods   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Flint Town   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hartford City   [Map]   592   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kentuck   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Leon   [Map]   156   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Liberty   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
New Haven   [Map]   1,514   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Odaville   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Peewee   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Reedy   [Map]   172   E   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Jackson County ...

Ripley is located in Jackson County and is the County Seat.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ripley ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cottageville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of Ripley   [Map]
Danstown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Evans   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Fairplain   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hemlock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Independence   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Jones Crossing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mentor (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Murray   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
New Era   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Parchment Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Salt Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sandyville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Skidmore   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ripley ...

Looking for more information about Ripley? 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 Ripley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Ripley.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Ripley


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 Ripley ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ohio University Airport(ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]   UNI   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.(PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   PKB   NNE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   NNE   39 miles [62.8 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 Ripley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ripley. 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   NW   102 miles [164.2 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   ENE   111 miles [178.6 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   119 miles [191.5 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   139 miles [223.7 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   145 miles [233.4 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   WNW   153 miles [246.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   SW   55 miles [88.5 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSE   78 miles [125.5 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   ENE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport(ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]   LCK   NW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SE   97 miles [156.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ohio University Airport(ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]   UNI   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.(PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   PKB   NNE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   NNE   39 miles [62.8 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
 
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
        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
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [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
 
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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State 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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ripley. 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 Ripley.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Ripley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ripley) 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 Ripley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ripley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ripley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8199, Longitude: -81.7086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ripley 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 Ripley), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ripley.