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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Thompson Heights.

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Around Thompson Heights ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the east of Thompson Heights. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the west of Thompson Heights 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 you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   21,038   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   7,311   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grayson (KY)   [Map]   4,043   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,462   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Ironton (OH)   [Map]   10,891   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
South Point (OH)   [Map]   3,938   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,262   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,604   NE   Less than 2 miles
Nitro   [Map]   6,686   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,237   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,825   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,245   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,859   E   18 miles [29 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bancroft   [Map]   598   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Culloden   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Eleanor   [Map]   1,603   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hamlin   [Map]   1,114   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Milton   [Map]   2,614   W   5 miles [8 km]
Poca   [Map]   989   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Raymond City   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Scott Village   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Teays Valley   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Teays Village   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Tornado   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Upland   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
West Hamlin   [Map]   757   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Winfield   [Map]   2,357   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Putnam County ...

Thompson Heights is located in Putnam County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Putnam County: Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln & Mason.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thompson Heights ...

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.

Amandaville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East of Thompson Heights   [Map]
Cheyenne Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fudges Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Hickory Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Hurricane   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Hurricane Bridge (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Lake Washington   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Portersville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Prairietown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Rolling Meadows   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Scary   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence County Airpark(ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   HTW   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NNE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ashland Rgnl.    [Map]   DWU   WNW   39 miles [62.8 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 Thompson Heights.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Thompson Heights. 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   117 miles [188.3 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   118 miles [189.9 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NE   141 miles [226.9 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   148 miles [238.2 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   155 miles [249.4 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   172 miles [276.8 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   175 miles [281.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   W   28 miles [45.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence County Airpark(ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   HTW   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   NNE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ashland Rgnl.    [Map]   DWU   WNW   39 miles [62.8 km]
James A Rhodes Airport   [Map]   I43   NW   48 miles [77.2 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
 
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
        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
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [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
 
Ohio University Airport   (ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]
        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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thompson Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4170, Longitude: -82.0357     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thompson Heights 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 Thompson Heights), 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 Thompson Heights.