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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rum Junction.

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Around Rum Junction ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northeast of Rum Junction. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northwest of Rum Junction and has a population of 48,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Paintsville (KY)   [Map]   4,203   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pikeville (KY)   [Map]   7,106   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Prestonsburg (KY)   [Map]   3,541   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Richlands (VA)   [Map]   5,428   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,262   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,972   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,852   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,604   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,865   N   18 miles [29 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,686   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,859   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,924   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Chapmanville   [Map]   1,171   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Clothier   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hedgeview   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Holden   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Logan   [Map]   1,600   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mallory   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Man   [Map]   683   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mineral City   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mitchell Heights   [Map]   302   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Omar   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Peach Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Switzer   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Thompson Town   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Troy Town   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
West Logan   [Map]   389   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Logan County ...

Rum Junction is located in Logan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Logan County: Boone, Lincoln, Mingo & Wyoming.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rum Junction ...

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.

Argyle   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Rum Junction   [Map]
Black Bottom   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Chambers   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Dog Patch   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Ethel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Freeze Fork   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Monitor   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Peach Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Red Campbell   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Ridgeview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shamrock   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunbeam   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Wanda   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Mingo Co. Airport   [Map]   4I0   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Belcher Rgnl.    [Map]   57KY   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pike Co. Airport    [Map]   PBX   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Big Sandy Rgnl.    [Map]   K22   W   38 miles [61.2 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 Rum Junction.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rum Junction. 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
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   149 miles [239.8 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   159 miles [255.9 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NE   166 miles [267.2 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   170 miles [273.6 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   189 miles [304.2 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   206 miles [331.5 km]
Louisville Intl. (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   SDF   W   208 miles [334.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   NNE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   E   83 miles [133.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Mingo Co. Airport   [Map]   4I0   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Belcher Rgnl.    [Map]   57KY   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pike Co. Airport    [Map]   PBX   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Big Sandy Rgnl.    [Map]   K22   W   38 miles [61.2 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.

Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [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
 
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
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tazewell Co. Airport   (ICAO: KJFZ)   [Map]
        Website for Tazewell County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mercer Co. Airport   (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]
        Website for Mercer County 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
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
        Website for Dayton International 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
 
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
        Website for Louisville 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rum Junction.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rum Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8159, Longitude: -81.9354     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rum Junction 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 Rum Junction), 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 Rum Junction.