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The location of Wasp









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Wasp ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Parkersburg. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the southwest of Wasp. Parkersburg has a population of 30,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wheeling. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the north of Wasp and has a population of 27,100 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Barnesville (OH)   [Map]   4,081   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   4,106   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,406   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cambridge (OH)   [Map]   10,411   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,673   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   6,659   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   5,049   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Moundsville   [Map]   8,494   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
New Martinsville   [Map]   5,138   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,738   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,370   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Antioch (OH)   [Map]   81   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Grandview (OH)   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Graysville (OH)   [Map]   73   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   871   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Belmont   [Map]   876   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cairo   [Map]   262   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ellenboro   [Map]   356   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Friendly   [Map]   124   N   5 miles [8 km]
Harrisville   [Map]   1,740   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hebron   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Middlebourne   [Map]   766   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Paden City   [Map]   2,424   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pennsboro   [Map]   1,045   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Saint Marys   [Map]   1,787   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sistersville   [Map]   1,288   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Pleasants County ...

Wasp is located in Pleasants County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pleasants County: Washington (OH), Ritchie, Tyler & Wood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wasp ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl. (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Monroe Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4G5)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Marshall Co. Airport (FAA ID: MPG)   [Map]   NNE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Noble Co. Airport (FAA ID: I10)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Barnesville Airport (FAA ID: 6G5)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 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 Wasp.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wasp. 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]   ENE   61 miles [98.2 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   N   104 miles [167.4 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   WNW   105 miles [169 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   ESE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   SSW   78 miles [125.5 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   NNE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport  (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   NE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]   WNW   103 miles [165.8 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.  (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   NE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   SW   109 miles [175.4 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   S   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl. (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Monroe Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4G5)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Marshall Co. Airport (FAA ID: MPG)   [Map]   NNE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Noble Co. Airport (FAA ID: I10)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Barnesville Airport (FAA ID: 6G5)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 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
 
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
  Website for Arnold Palmer Regional 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
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]
  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
 
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
  Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
  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
 
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport   (HLG/KHLG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Zanesville Muni.   (ICAO: KZZV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl.   (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]
  Website for Cleveland / Hopkins International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
  Website for Allegheny County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Pleasants County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://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 Wasp.

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Wasp) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wasp. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4301, Longitude: -81.0440     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wasp 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 Wasp), 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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