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The location of Riverside

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Riverside ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the northwest of Riverside. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the southeast of Riverside and has a population of 17,000 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 starting from Riverside and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Barboursville   [Map]   4,262   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,852   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,469   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,604   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,865   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Milton   [Map]   2,614   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,686   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,245   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,859   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,158   N   41 miles [66 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Winfield   [Map]   2,357   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Belle   [Map]   1,192   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cabin Creek   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cannelton   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Cedar Grove   [Map]   938   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,480   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Coal Fork   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
East Bank   [Map]   919   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Glasgow   [Map]   870   W   Less than 2 miles
Handley   [Map]   336   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hollygrove   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Montgomery   [Map]   1,577   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Powellton   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pratt   [Map]   585   E   Less than 2 miles
Smithers   [Map]   777   E   5 miles [8 km]
Winifrede   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Kanawha County ...

Riverside is located in Kanawha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Riverside ...

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.

Cabin Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Riverside   [Map]
Cedar Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Coalburg   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Crown Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Dry Branch   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gallagher   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Glasgow   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Hollygrove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
London   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Monarch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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


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 Riverside ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   E   41 miles [66 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SSW   42 miles [67.6 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 Riverside.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Riverside. 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
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NE   127 miles [204.4 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   147 miles [236.6 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   153 miles [246.2 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   169 miles [272 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   185 miles [297.7 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   187 miles [300.9 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   190 miles [305.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   ESE   59 miles [95 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   W   63 miles [101.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   E   41 miles [66 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   NE   52 miles [83.7 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   S   54 miles [86.9 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NNW   54 miles [86.9 km]
Mingo Co. Airport   [Map]   4I0   SW   58 miles [93.3 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International 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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        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
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [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
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
        Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky 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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
        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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 Riverside.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Riverside. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Riverside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2070, Longitude: -81.4054     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverside 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 Riverside), 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 Riverside.