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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to West Columbia.

This page contains six sections:

Around West Columbia ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the southeast of West Columbia. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the southwest of West Columbia and has a population of 47,100 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 from West Columbia and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   20,669   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   7,177   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Athens (OH)   [Map]   25,214   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,406   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ironton (OH)   [Map]   10,722   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Jackson (OH)   [Map]   6,252   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Logan (OH)   [Map]   7,069   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,673   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Wellston (OH)   [Map]   5,526   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   S   46 miles [74 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Parkersburg   [Map]   30,096   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,370   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bashan (OH)   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Carlton (OH)   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   129   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Middleport (OH)   [Map]   2,446   N   Less than 2 miles
Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   1,790   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Racine (OH)   [Map]   653   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rutland (OH)   [Map]   383   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   813   E   5 miles [8 km]
Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hartford City   [Map]   595   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Henderson   [Map]   263   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mason   [Map]   944   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
New Haven   [Map]   1,499   E   5 miles [8 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,153   S   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Mason County ...

West Columbia is located in Mason County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mason County: Gallia (OH), Meigs (OH), Cabell, Jackson & Putnam.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Columbia ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   SSW   5 miles [8 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   SSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   ESE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ohio University Airport(ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]   UNI   NNW   18 miles [29 km]
James A Rhodes Airport   [Map]   I43   W   27 miles [43.5 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 West Columbia.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from West Columbia. 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
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   82 miles [132 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   ENE   123 miles [197.9 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   WNW   131 miles [210.8 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNE   137 miles [220.5 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   W   139 miles [223.7 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NE   142 miles [228.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   SSE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   SSW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport(ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]   LCK   NW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSE   96 miles [154.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   3I2   SSW   5 miles [8 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl.   [Map]   GAS   SSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jackson Co. Airport   [Map]   I18   ESE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ohio University Airport(ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]   UNI   NNW   18 miles [29 km]
James A Rhodes Airport   [Map]   I43   W   27 miles [43.5 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.

Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia 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
 
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ohio University Airport   (ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [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
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
        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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional 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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Mason County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Columbia. 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 West Columbia.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Columbia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9831, Longitude: -82.0635     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Columbia 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 West Columbia), 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 West Columbia.



 
 
 

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