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The location of Rover

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Rover ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the south of Rover. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Parkersburg. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the north of Rover and has a population of 30,600 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 Rover and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens (OH)   [Map]   25,341   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,461   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,462   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,650   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Middleport (OH)   [Map]   2,465   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,686   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Paden City   [Map]   2,487   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,237   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,825   W   18 miles [29 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,245   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,859   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,459   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Williamstown   [Map]   2,941   N   26 miles [41.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Burning Springs   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cantwell   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elizabeth   [Map]   831   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Flint Town   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Freeport   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Greencastle   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kanawha   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mineral Acres   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mineral Wells   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Odaville   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Peewee   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pleasant View   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Reedy   [Map]   172   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Slate   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,158   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Wirt County ...

Rover is located in Wirt County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wirt County: Calhoun, Jackson, Ritchie, Roane & Wood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rover ...

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.

Cherry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Rover   [Map]
Elizabeth   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Enterprise   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Ivan   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Palestine   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Peewee   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Standingstone (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Two Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Windy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Zackville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.(PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   PKB   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   WSW   41 miles [66 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 Rover.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rover. 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   ENE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   103 miles [165.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   120 miles [193.1 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   129 miles [207.6 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   131 miles [210.8 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   WNW   160 miles [257.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   SSW   45 miles [72.4 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   ENE   67 miles [107.8 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   SW   75 miles [120.7 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   S   86 miles [138.4 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SE   97 miles [156.1 km]
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport(ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]   LCK   NW   97 miles [156.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.(PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   PKB   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   WSW   41 miles [66 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]
        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
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [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
 
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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Wirt County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rover. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0145, Longitude: -81.4271     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rover 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 Rover), 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 Rover.