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Wade, West Virginia
(Nicholas County)

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other WV

The location of Wade

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Wade ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the west of Wade. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is South Charleston. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the west of Wade and 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 and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Ansted   [Map]   1,353   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,456   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Glenville   [Map]   1,473   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Harrisville   [Map]   1,740   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Marmet   [Map]   1,410   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Montgomery   [Map]   1,549   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   1,310   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Rainelle   [Map]   1,482   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,111   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Beaver   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   148   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Canfield   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Clay   [Map]   456   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clem   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cowen   [Map]   482   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Craigsville   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Erbacon   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Flatwoods   [Map]   270   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gassaway   [Map]   873   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harrison   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Muddlety   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mudfork   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sutton   [Map]   988   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tioga   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Nicholas County ...

Wade is primarily located in Nicholas County. A portion of Wade extends into Braxton County and Greenbrier County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Nicholas County: Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wade ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Wade ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   SSE   21 miles [33.8 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Wade.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wade. 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
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NNE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   138 miles [222.1 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NW   149 miles [239.8 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   N   167 miles [268.8 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   WNW   170 miles [273.6 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   E   183 miles [294.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   WSW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   SSE   52 miles [83.7 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SSW   54 miles [86.9 km]
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   NNE   61 miles [98.2 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   W   94 miles [151.3 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   SSE   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   SSE   21 miles [33.8 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International 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
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
  Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
  Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
  Website for Elkins - Randolph County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
  Website for Akron - Canton Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager 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
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial 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

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

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wade. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5379, Longitude: -80.8207     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wade 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 Wade), 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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