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The location of Roxalana

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Roxalana ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the southwest of Roxalana. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Parkersburg. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the north of Roxalana and has a population of 30,600 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 Roxalana and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,461   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,462   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,604   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,686   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,237   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,825   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,245   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,859   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,459   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Weston   [Map]   4,044   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Williamstown   [Map]   2,941   N   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arnoldsburg   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Burning Springs   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Clay   [Map]   464   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Clem   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clendenin   [Map]   1,173   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Elkview   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Flint Town   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Grantsville   [Map]   538   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Hartland   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kentuck   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mudfork   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Orma   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Reedy   [Map]   172   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,158   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Valley Fork   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Roane County ...

Roxalana is located in Roane County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roxalana ...

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.

Beech   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Roxalana   [Map]
Buffalolick (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Clover   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Harley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Looneyville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Otto   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pad (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pink   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Rushville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Shad (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Speed   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stringtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   SSE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.(PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   PKB   N   46 miles [74 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   N   46 miles [74 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   WNW   47 miles [75.6 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 Roxalana.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Roxalana. 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   97 miles [156.1 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   125 miles [201.2 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   135 miles [217.3 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   144 miles [231.7 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   153 miles [246.2 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   WNW   178 miles [286.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   S   62 miles [99.8 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   NE   69 miles [111 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   WSW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SE   74 miles [119.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   SSE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.(PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   PKB   N   46 miles [74 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   N   46 miles [74 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   WNW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   WNW   49 miles [78.9 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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International 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
 
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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh County Memorial 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Roane County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roxalana. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6931, Longitude: -81.2621     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roxalana 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 Roxalana), 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 Roxalana.