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The location of Slate

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Slate ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Parkersburg. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the northwest of Slate. Parkersburg has a population of 30,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Athens (OH). It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the west of Slate and has a population of 25,300 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 Slate and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,461   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,462   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,650   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Middleport (OH)   [Map]   2,465   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Nelsonville (OH)   [Map]   5,299   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   2,320   N   46 miles [74 km]
New Martinsville   [Map]   5,181   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Paden City   [Map]   2,487   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,237   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,825   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,245   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,158   S   23 miles [37 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,459   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Williamstown   [Map]   2,941   N   18 miles [29 km]
Winfield   [Map]   2,357   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Blennerhassett   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boaz   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Burning Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elizabeth   [Map]   831   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Freeport   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Greencastle   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Kanawha   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lubeck   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mineral Acres   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mineral Wells   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
North Hills   [Map]   820   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Parkers Towne   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Peewee   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pleasant View   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Washington   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Wood County ...

Slate is located in Wood County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wood County: Athens (OH), Meigs (OH), Washington (OH), Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie & Wirt.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Slate ...

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.

Cool Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Slate   [Map]
Creels   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elizabeth   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fountain Spring   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Freeport   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Greencastle   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Kingbury (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Leachtown   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Lucky (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mineral Wells   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Murphytown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Standingstone (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.(PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   PKB   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   SW   24 miles [38.6 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 Slate.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Slate. 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   88 miles [141.6 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   113 miles [181.9 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   122 miles [196.3 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   W   126 miles [202.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   S   53 miles [85.3 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   E   66 miles [106.2 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   SW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport(ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]   LCK   WNW   91 miles [146.5 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   S   94 miles [151.3 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SSE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   NNE   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.(PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   PKB   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   SW   24 miles [38.6 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
 
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
        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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
        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
 
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
 
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
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
        Website for Dayton International Airport
        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
 
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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Slate. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

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 Slate.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Slate. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Slate

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slate. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1358, Longitude: -81.4464     [Map].

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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 Slate), 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 Slate.