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South Charleston, West Virginia

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The location of South Charleston

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to South Charleston.

This page contains seven sections:

Around South Charleston ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It lies just east of South Charleston. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the west of South Charleston and has a population of 47,100 people.

For comparison, South Charleston has a population of 12,500 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 from South Charleston and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,432   NW   41 miles [66 km]
South Point (OH)   [Map]   3,874   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kenova   [Map]   3,007   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,153   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,738   N   41 miles [66 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,231   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   E   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Airport Village   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Alum Creek   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Coal Fork   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cross Lanes   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dartmont   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dupont City   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Emmons   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Grippe   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jefferson   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Kanawha City   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Malden   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Marmet   [Map]   1,410   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rock Lake Village   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Saint Albans   [Map]   100   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tornado   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Kanawha County ...

South Charleston is located in Kanawha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Charleston ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for South Charleston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Charleston ...

Looking for more information about South Charleston? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for South Charleston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for South Charleston.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around South Charleston. 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 South Charleston. 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, attractions 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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    South Charleston Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for South Charleston

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 South Charleston ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   ENE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jackson Co. Airport (FAA ID: I18)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl. (FAA ID: GAS)   [Map]   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Lawrence County Airpark (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mason Co. Airport (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   NNW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   E   46 miles [74 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to South Charleston.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from South Charleston. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   130 miles [209.2 km]
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NE   131 miles [210.8 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   134 miles [215.7 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   WNW   166 miles [267.2 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   167 miles [268.8 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NW   171 miles [275.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   ENE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   ESE   78 miles [125.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jackson Co. Airport (FAA ID: I18)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl. (FAA ID: GAS)   [Map]   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Lawrence County Airpark (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mason Co. Airport (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   NNW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   E   46 miles [74 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   S   52 miles [83.7 km]
Mingo Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4I0)   [Map]   SW   54 miles [86.9 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.

Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
  Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
  Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
  Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
  Website for Dayton International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
  Website for Tri-State Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Charleston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Charleston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Charleston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3495, Longitude: -81.7094     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Charleston 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to South Charleston), 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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