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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Rockport ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the east of Rockport. Morgantown has a population of 30,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wheeling. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the north of Rockport and has a population of 27,100 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 from Rockport and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,673   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   6,659   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Steubenville (OH)   [Map]   18,003   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
California (PA)   [Map]   6,364   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Canonsburg (PA)   [Map]   8,837   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Monessen (PA)   [Map]   7,339   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   9,824   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Washington (PA)   [Map]   13,566   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Moundsville   [Map]   8,494   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
New Martinsville   [Map]   5,138   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Weirton   [Map]   18,685   N   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Clarington (OH)   [Map]   370   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   1,548   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Adaline   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Atwood   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bane   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Barker   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bebee   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cameron   [Map]   871   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hundred   [Map]   273   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kent   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Knoxville   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Littleton   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pine Grove   [Map]   504   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Smithfield   [Map]   152   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]

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

Wetzel County ...

Rockport is located in Wetzel County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wetzel County: Monroe (OH), Greene (PA), Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia & Tyler.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockport ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Marshall Co. Airport   [Map]   MPG   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Greene Co. Airport   [Map]   WAY   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   4G5   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport(HLG/KHLG)   [Map]   HLG   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Washington Co. Airport(ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]   AFJ   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   E   35 miles [56.3 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 Rockport.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rockport. 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   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNW   94 miles [151.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   NE   56 miles [90.1 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   NNE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   ENE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   ENE   101 miles [162.5 km]
Wayne Co. Airport (ICAO: KBJJ)   [Map]   BJJ   NW   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Marshall Co. Airport   [Map]   MPG   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Greene Co. Airport   [Map]   WAY   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   4G5   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport(HLG/KHLG)   [Map]   HLG   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Washington Co. Airport(ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]   AFJ   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Barnesville Airport   [Map]   6G5   WNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Harrison Co. Airport   [Map]   8G6   NNW   43 miles [69.2 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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
        Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wayne Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBJJ)   [Map]
        Website for Wayne County 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
 
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport   (HLG/KHLG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Washington Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]
        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
 
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
        Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]
        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
 
Rostraver Airport   (ICAO: KFWQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl.   (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]
        Website for Cleveland / Hopkins International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
        Website for University Park 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
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
        Website for Allegheny County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
        Website for Arnold Palmer Regional 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 Rockport. 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 Rockport.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7076, Longitude: -80.5812     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockport 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 Rockport), 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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