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The location of Wilson









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Wilson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charleston. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the east of Wilson. Charleston has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntington. It lies just west of Wilson 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 Wilson and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   20,669   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   7,177   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Grayson (KY)   [Map]   3,999   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Paintsville (KY)   [Map]   4,082   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Ironton (OH)   [Map]   10,722   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jackson (OH)   [Map]   6,252   N   46 miles [74 km]
Portsmouth (OH)   [Map]   20,443   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
South Point (OH)   [Map]   3,874   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wellston (OH)   [Map]   5,526   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Nitro   [Map]   6,561   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Point Pleasant   [Map]   4,153   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
South Charleston   [Map]   12,493   E   34 miles [54.7 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   1,778   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Andis (OH)   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Athalia (OH)   [Map]   361   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Burlington (OH)   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   714   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Crown City (OH)   [Map]   406   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   550   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Buffalo Creek   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ceredo   [Map]   1,352   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Crown City   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Culloden   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kenova   [Map]   3,007   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Milton   [Map]   2,612   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pea Ridge   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
West Hamlin   [Map]   736   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Cabell County ...

Wilson is located in Cabell County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wilson ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Lawrence County Airpark (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   WSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ashland Rgnl.  (FAA ID: DWU)   [Map]   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl. (FAA ID: GAS)   [Map]   NNE   29 miles [46.7 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 Wilson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wilson. 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
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   NW   104 miles [167.4 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NNW   112 miles [180.2 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl.  (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   WNW   133 miles [214 km]
Dayton Intl.  (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   NW   143 miles [230.1 km]
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   ENE   154 miles [247.8 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   NNE   178 miles [286.5 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NE   181 miles [291.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   WSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SE   78 miles [125.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lawrence County Airpark (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ashland Rgnl.  (FAA ID: DWU)   [Map]   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Gallia-Meigs Rgnl. (FAA ID: GAS)   [Map]   NNE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mason Co. Airport (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]   NNE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greater Portsmouth Rgnl. (FAA ID: PMH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Scioto Co. Airport    [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
James A Rhodes Airport (FAA ID: I43)   [Map]   NNW   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.

Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [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
 
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
  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
 
Lawrence County Airpark   (ICAO: KHTW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]
  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
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
  Website for Dayton International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
  Website for Morgantown Municipal 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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cabell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cabell County: www.cabellcounty.org/

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 Wilson.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Wilson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4262, Longitude: -82.3302     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilson 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 Wilson), 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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