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The location of Ripley









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 47,900 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 47,100 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 starting from Ripley and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Athens (OH)   [Map]   25,214   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,406   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,432   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,673   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Wellston (OH)   [Map]   5,526   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Parkersburg   [Map]   30,096   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,153   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,738   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,370   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Williamstown   [Map]   2,906   N   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bashan (OH)   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Racine (OH)   [Map]   653   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   813   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Arbuckle   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Baden   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cicerone   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Flatwoods   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Flint Town   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kentuck   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Leon   [Map]   150   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Liberty   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
New Haven   [Map]   1,499   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Odaville   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Peewee   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Reedy   [Map]   165   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 ...

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

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 Page for Ripley.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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, 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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Ripley Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page 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>   DirDistance
Jackson Co. Airport (FAA ID: I18)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mason Co. Airport (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl. (FAA ID: GAS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ohio University Airport (ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl. (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NW   102 miles [164.2 km]
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   ENE   111 miles [178.6 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   WNW   119 miles [191.5 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   139 miles [223.7 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   N   145 miles [233.4 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   WNW   153 miles [246.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

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

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About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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: 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 Ripley.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ripley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ripley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ripley. The point we use 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>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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