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The location of Rockton

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Rockton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southwest of Rockton. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is South Charleston. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the west of Rockton and has a population of 12,900 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 Rockton and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,612   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,480   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,852   S   41 miles [66 km]
Glenville   [Map]   1,517   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Harrisville   [Map]   1,750   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Marmet   [Map]   1,429   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Montgomery   [Map]   1,577   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   S   46 miles [74 km]
Rainelle   [Map]   1,468   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,955   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,245   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Salem   [Map]   1,541   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,158   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   S   23 miles [37 km]
Weston   [Map]   4,044   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arnett   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Arnoldsburg   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Canfield   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Clay   [Map]   464   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Clem   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Exchange   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Flatwoods   [Map]   277   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gassaway   [Map]   902   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Harrison   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Heaters   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Muddlety   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mudfork   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Orma   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sutton   [Map]   1,033   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Valley Fork   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Braxton County ...

Rockton is located in Braxton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Braxton County: Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Lewis, Nicholas & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockton ...

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.

Bison   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Rockton   [Map]
Dingy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Duck   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Frame Knob (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Frametown   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Gassaway   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ira   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Little Otter   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadville (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Middle Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Shadyside   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Strange Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Twistville (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   ENE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   WSW   43 miles [69.2 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 Rockton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rockton. 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   86 miles [138.4 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   133 miles [214 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   144 miles [231.7 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   161 miles [259.1 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   167 miles [268.8 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   184 miles [296.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   WSW   43 miles [69.2 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   NE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SSE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSW   59 miles [95 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   W   93 miles [149.7 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   SSE   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   ENE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   NE   40 miles [64.4 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
 
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
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
        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
 
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
        Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
        Website for Elkins - Randolph County 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
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia 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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh County Memorial 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 Rockton. 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 Rockton.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6195, Longitude: -80.8562     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockton 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 Rockton), 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 Rockton.