Ona, West Virginia

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Ona
Unincorporated community
Ona is located in West Virginia
Ona
Ona
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°25′29″N 82°12′48″W / 38.42472°N 82.21333°W / 38.42472; -82.21333Coordinates: 38°25′29″N 82°12′48″W / 38.42472°N 82.21333°W / 38.42472; -82.21333
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Cabell
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25545
GNIS feature ID 1544405
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Ona is a small unincorporated community along US 60 (the old Midland Trail) in Cabell County, West Virginia. It is situated roughly half-way between the towns of Barboursville to the west and Milton to the east.

Ona is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. New definitions from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000.[3]

Landmarks[edit]

Ona is home to three notable places. The first is Cabell Midland High School, which is the consolidated regional secondary school for students living in the eastern half of Cabell County. This is a rather large high school of modern construction, with extensive athletic facilities. The student population varies from 1,500 to 2,000 students.

A second landmark is the Ona Racetrack. This is a prime location for local stock-car racing competitions. The track has had its share of financial difficulties and has been closed several times in recent years. The last time NASCAR held a Cup level race on a Tuesday was Aug. 11, 1970, when Richard Petty won the West Virginia 300 in Ona.[4]

The final landmark is the Ona Airfield. This airstrip consists of a 3154x40 foot runway (heading 064/244 magnetic) with an associated taxiway, two hangars, and a parking lot. Flying lessons are offered there by pilots. The airport's IATA Airport Code is 12V, and its CTAF frequnency is 122.8 MHz. Landing and departure control are conducted from Charleston's Yeager Airport. Ona Airpark does not have its own control tower.

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Population statistics". 
  4. ^ Fielden, Greg; Auto Editors of Consumer Guide (2005). NASCAR Chronicle. Lincolnwood, Illinois: Publications International. p. 496. ISBN 1-4127-1200-9. 

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