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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Wharton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the north of Wharton. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the east of Wharton and has a population of 16,400 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 Wharton and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   E   46 miles [74 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Milton   [Map]   2,612   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Welch   [Map]   1,740   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Williamson   [Map]   2,796   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Winfield   [Map]   2,359   N   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bald Knob   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bandytown   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Barrett   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
Bim   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
Bob White   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cazy   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Gordon   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
Greenwood   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Kohlsaat   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Marnie   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pondco   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
Rocklick   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Stark   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Twilight   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Van   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Boone County ...

Wharton is located in Boone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Boone County: Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Raleigh & Wyoming.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wharton ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wharton ...

Looking for more information about Wharton? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wharton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wharton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Wharton Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Wharton


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 Wharton ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mingo Co. Airport   [Map]   4I0   WSW   35 miles [56.3 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 Wharton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wharton. 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   153 miles [246.2 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   NW   155 miles [249.4 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NNW   158 miles [254.3 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   WNW   179 miles [288.1 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   194 miles [312.2 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   NW   194 miles [312.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   NW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   E   69 miles [111 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Logan Co. Airport   [Map]   6L4   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kee Fld.(ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   I16   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Welch Muni.   [Map]   I25   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mingo Co. Airport   [Map]   4I0   WSW   35 miles [56.3 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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mercer Co. Airport   (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]
        Website for Mercer County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        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
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
        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
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
        Website for Dayton International 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
 
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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wharton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9034, Longitude: -81.6773     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wharton 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 Wharton), 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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