Ona, West Virginia
Ona, West Virginia
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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 halfway 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.
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 Speedway. 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 prior years. It has, however, been operating continuously since 2006. 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.
The third landmark is the Ona Airpark. This airstrip consists of a 3154x40 foot runway (heading 064/244 magnetic) with an associated taxiway, 48 hangars, FBO and a parking lot. Flying lessons are offered Hangar 9 Aviation on site. The airport's IATA Airport Code is 12V, and its CTAF frequency is 122.8 MHz. Landing and departure control are conducted from Charleston's Yeager Airport. Ona Airpark does not have its own control tower.
Ona is also home to the Ona Little League Athletic Complex which sits just across the Mud River from the Ona Airpark. Spectators from around the tri-state come every spring and fall to enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening of baseball or softball.
- United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
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- "Population statistics" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-03-19.
- Fielden, Greg (2005). NASCAR Chronicle. Lincolnwood, Illinois: Publications International. p. 496. ISBN 1-4127-1200-9.