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The location of Upper Leatherwood

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Upper Leatherwood.

This page contains six sections:

Around Upper Leatherwood ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the west of Upper Leatherwood. Charleston has a population of 49,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the south of Upper Leatherwood and has a population of 17,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Dunbar   [Map]   7,543   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Eleanor   [Map]   1,603   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,852   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,604   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,865   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,686   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,544   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,825   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,955   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,245   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Saint Albans   [Map]   10,553   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,859   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,158   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,434   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Winfield   [Map]   2,357   W   42 miles [67.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ansted   [Map]   1,374   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Beech Glen   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cannelton   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clay   [Map]   464   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Clem   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Clendenin   [Map]   1,173   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Elkview   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gauley Bridge   [Map]   585   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Harrison   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hartland   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Muddlety   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mudfork   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pinch   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Smithers   [Map]   777   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Valley Fork   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Clay County ...

Upper Leatherwood is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Braxton, Calhoun, Kanawha, Nicholas & Roane.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Upper Leatherwood ...

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.

Clay   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Upper Leatherwood   [Map]
Clay Junction   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hartland   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Jamestown (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Morocco (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Sand Fork   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spread   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Two Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Whetstone   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   S   44 miles [70.8 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 Upper Leatherwood.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Upper Leatherwood. 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   NE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   144 miles [231.7 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   149 miles [239.8 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   159 miles [255.9 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   N   172 miles [276.8 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   WNW   195 miles [313.8 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   196 miles [315.4 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   199 miles [320.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SE   55 miles [88.5 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   NE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   W   78 miles [125.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   NE   29 miles [46.7 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley 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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [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
 
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
        Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [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
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
        Website for Dayton International 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
 
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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Upper Leatherwood. 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 Upper Leatherwood.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upper Leatherwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4354, Longitude: -81.1037     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Upper Leatherwood 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 Upper Leatherwood), 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 Upper Leatherwood.