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Charleston, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Charleston ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Clarenville. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the southwest of Charleston. Clarenville has a population of 5,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Carbonear. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southeast of Charleston and has a population of 4,700 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 Charleston and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Arnolds Cove   [Map]   1,003   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bonavista   [Map]   3,764   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Catalina   [Map]   ---   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Centreville Wareham - Trinity   [Map]   1,122   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Clarenville - Shoal Harbour   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dover   [Map]   688   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Flatrock   [Map]   1,214   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Gambo   [Map]   2,072   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Glovertown   [Map]   2,062   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hare Bay   [Map]   1,020   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hearts Delight - Islington   [Map]   663   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Musgravetown   [Map]   583   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Old Perlican   [Map]   676   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Salmon Cove   [Map]   707   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Victoria   [Map]   1,769   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Black Duck Cove   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bloomfield   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cannings Cove   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Goose Cove   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Irelands Eye   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jamestown   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lethbridge   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Long Beach   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
Morleys Siding   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Plate Cove East   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Plate Cove West   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Princeton   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Southern Bay   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
Summerville   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sweet Bay   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Charleston. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Charleston. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Airports Near Charleston ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Clarenville Airport   [Map]   CCZ3   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Harbour Grace Airport   [Map]   CHG2   SSE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Gander Intl. (YQX/CYQX)   [Map]   CYQX   NW   56 miles [90.1 km]
St. John's Intl. (YYT/CYYT)   [Map]   CYYT   SE   67 miles [107.8 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 Charleston.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Charleston. 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
St. John's Intl. (YYT/CYYT)   [Map]   CYYT   SE   67 miles [107.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Gander Intl. (YQX/CYQX)   [Map]   CYQX   NW   56 miles [90.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Clarenville Airport   [Map]   CCZ3   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Harbour Grace Airport   [Map]   CHG2   SSE   51 miles [82.1 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.

St. John's Intl.   (YYT/CYYT)   [Map]
        Website for Saint John's International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Gander Intl.   (YQX/CYQX)   [Map]
        Website for Gander International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Charleston were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Charleston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Charleston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charleston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3833, Longitude: -53.6667     [Map].

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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 Charleston), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Charleston.


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