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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Watoga ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lexington (VA). It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the southeast of Watoga. Lexington (VA) has a population of 7,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Covington (VA). It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the south of Watoga and has a population of 5,500 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 starting from Watoga and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Buchanan (VA)   [Map]   1,169   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Clifton Forge (VA)   [Map]   3,565   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Craigsville (VA)   [Map]   927   E   41 miles [66 km]
Alderson   [Map]   1,155   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gassaway   [Map]   873   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Marlinton   [Map]   994   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mill Creek   [Map]   696   N   41 miles [66 km]
Rainelle   [Map]   1,482   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ronceverte   [Map]   1,717   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Rupert   [Map]   919   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sutton   [Map]   988   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   S   25 miles [40.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Carloover (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Anthony   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Buckeye   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Cass   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Clendenenville   [Map]   ---   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Edray   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Falling Spring   [Map]   207   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Frankford   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Green Bank   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   243   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Huntersville   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mingo   [Map]   ---   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Slaty Fork   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Thorny Creek   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Unus   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

Pocahontas County ...

Watoga is located in Pocahontas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pocahontas County: Bath (VA), Highland (VA), Greenbrier, Pendleton, Randolph & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Watoga ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ingalls Fld.(ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]   HSP   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   WNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   W   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 Watoga.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Watoga. 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   N   104 miles [167.4 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ENE   155 miles [249.4 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   ESE   160 miles [257.5 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   162 miles [260.7 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   194 miles [312.2 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   ENE   200 miles [321.9 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNW   203 miles [326.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   S   57 miles [91.7 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   WSW   58 miles [93.3 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   E   68 miles [109.4 km]
Lynchburg Rgnl.(LYH/KLYH)   [Map]   LYH   SE   76 miles [122.3 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   N   79 miles [127.1 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   WNW   79 miles [127.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ingalls Fld.(ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]   HSP   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   WNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
New Castle Intl.   [Map]   VA85   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   NW   46 miles [74 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
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ingalls Fld.   (ICAO: KHSP)   [Map]
        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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
        Website for Elkins - Randolph County 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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh 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
 
Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
        Website for Baltimore - Washington 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley 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
 
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 Watoga. 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 Watoga.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watoga. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1457, Longitude: -80.1512     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Watoga 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 Watoga), 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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