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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around South Island ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Pittsburgh (PA). It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northeast of South Island. Pittsburgh (PA) has a population of 302,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bethel Park (PA). It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northeast of South Island and has a population of 32,400 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 South Island and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Dover (OH)   [Map]   12,766   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
East Liverpool (OH)   [Map]   10,691   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
New Philadelphia (OH)   [Map]   17,424   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Steubenville (OH)   [Map]   18,003   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Baldwin (PA)   [Map]   19,610   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Franklin Park (PA)   [Map]   14,552   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Jefferson Hills (PA)   [Map]   11,226   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
McKeesport (PA)   [Map]   19,245   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Munhall (PA)   [Map]   11,158   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Washington (PA)   [Map]   13,566   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
West Mifflin (PA)   [Map]   19,839   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Whitehall (PA)   [Map]   13,733   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Weirton   [Map]   18,685   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wheeling   [Map]   27,066   E   2 miles [3.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Barton (OH)   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   4,106   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Blaine (OH)   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bridgeport (OH)   [Map]   1,766   W   Less than 2 miles
Brookside (OH)   [Map]   589   W   Less than 2 miles
Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   6,659   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Neffs (OH)   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   3,612   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Yorkville (OH)   [Map]   1,028   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Benwood   [Map]   1,307   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bethlehem   [Map]   2,359   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Clearview   [Map]   497   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Clinton   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
McMechen   [Map]   1,775   S   5 miles [8 km]
Triadelphia   [Map]   759   E   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Ohio County ...

South Island is located in Ohio County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ohio County: Belmont (OH), Jefferson (OH), Washington (PA), Brooke & Marshall.

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Island ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport(HLG/KHLG)   [Map]   HLG   NNE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Marshall Co. Airport   [Map]   MPG   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Harrison Co. Airport   [Map]   8G6   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jefferson County Airpark    [Map]   2G2   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Washington Co. Airport(ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]   AFJ   E   23 miles [37 km]
Barnesville Airport   [Map]   6G5   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   4G5   SW   27 miles [43.5 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 South Island.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from South Island. 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
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   SE   52 miles [83.7 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNW   69 miles [111 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   ENE   46 miles [74 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   SSE   59 miles [95 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   ENE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Youngstown - Warren Rgnl. (YNG/KYNG)   [Map]   YNG   N   82 miles [132 km]
Wayne Co. Airport (ICAO: KBJJ)   [Map]   BJJ   NW   82 miles [132 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport(HLG/KHLG)   [Map]   HLG   NNE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Marshall Co. Airport   [Map]   MPG   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Harrison Co. Airport   [Map]   8G6   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jefferson County Airpark    [Map]   2G2   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Washington Co. Airport(ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]   AFJ   E   23 miles [37 km]
Barnesville Airport   [Map]   6G5   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   4G5   SW   27 miles [43.5 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.

Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
        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
 
Youngstown - Warren Rgnl.   (YNG/KYNG)   [Map]
        Website for Youngstown - Warren Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wayne Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBJJ)   [Map]
        Website for Wayne County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
        Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cleveland Airport   (BKL/KBKL)   [Map]
        Website for Cleveland / Burke Lakefront Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport   (HLG/KHLG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Washington Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAFJ)   [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
 
Harry Clever Fld.   (ICAO: KPHD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rostraver Airport   (ICAO: KFWQ)   [Map]
        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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
        Website for University Park Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
        Website for Allegheny County 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
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
        Website for Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Ohio County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0662, Longitude: -80.7320     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Island 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 South Island), 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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