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The location of Whipple









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Whipple ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northwest of Whipple. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beckley. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the south of Whipple 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 and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Narrows (VA)   [Map]   1,960   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   2,661   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   8,338   NE   Less than 2 miles
Princeton   [Map]   5,822   S   41 miles [66 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   2,420   E   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Ansted   [Map]   1,353   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Beckwith   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bradley   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Clifftop   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Concho   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Harper   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Harvey   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
McDunn   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   1,310   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pax   [Map]   157   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Piney View   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Powellton   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Prosperity   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Stanaford   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Thurmond   [Map]   5   E   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Fayette County ...

Whipple is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whipple ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   W   41 miles [66 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   SSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   E   42 miles [67.6 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 Whipple.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Whipple. 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   134 miles [215.7 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   168 miles [270.4 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   173 miles [278.4 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   181 miles [291.3 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   WNW   203 miles [326.7 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   N   204 miles [328.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   SE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   WNW   80 miles [128.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Kee Fld. (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Logan Co. Airport (FAA ID: 6L4)   [Map]   W   41 miles [66 km]
Welch Muni. (FAA ID: I25)   [Map]   SSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mercer Co. Airport  (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]   S   46 miles [74 km]
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   NNE   57 miles [91.7 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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus 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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
  Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kee Fld.   (ICAO: KI16)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mercer Co. Airport   (BLF/KBLF)   [Map]
  Website for Mercer County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
  Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky 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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whipple. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9618, Longitude: -81.1659     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whipple 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 Whipple), 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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