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The location of Dover









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Dover ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Wilmington. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the north of Dover. Wilmington has a population of 71,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Vineland (NJ). It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the northeast of Dover and has a population of 60,400 people.

For comparison, Dover has a population of 37,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Dover and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Middletown   [Map]   21,897   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Milford   [Map]   11,075   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Newark   [Map]   33,858   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Smyrna   [Map]   11,584   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Aberdeen (MD)   [Map]   16,049   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Easton (MD)   [Map]   16,514   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Elkton (MD)   [Map]   15,652   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Havre de Grace (MD)   [Map]   13,576   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Bridgeton (NJ)   [Map]   24,505   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hammonton (NJ)   [Map]   14,369   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Millville (NJ)   [Map]   27,918   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Ocean City (NJ)   [Map]   11,206   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Somers Point (NJ)   [Map]   10,480   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Woodbury (NJ)   [Map]   9,919   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Chester (PA)   [Map]   34,077   N   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alexanders Village   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Bicentennial Village   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Camden   [Map]   3,493   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Carlisle Village   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cheswold   [Map]   1,582   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Highland Acres   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Independence Village   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Kent Acres   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Leipsic   [Map]   197   N   5 miles [8 km]
Little Creek   [Map]   231   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rodney Village   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Rodric Village   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Star Hill Village   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
The Village at Wild Quail   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Wyoming   [Map]   1,503   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Kent County ...

Dover is located in Kent County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kent County: New Castle, Sussex, Caroline (MD), Kent (MD), Queen Anne's (MD), Cape May (NJ), Cumberland (NJ) & Salem (NJ). Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean lies to the east.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dover ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dover ...

Looking for more information about Dover? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dover, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dover.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Delaware Tourism
    Parks for Delaware

    Fishing in Delaware
    Hunting in Delaware

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Delaware Statewide Tourism
    Dover Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Dover


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Delaware

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Delaware

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Delaware

Airports Near Dover ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Delaware Airpark (FAA ID: 33N)   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Ridgely Airpark (ICAO: KRJD)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Summit Airport (FAA ID: EVY)   [Map]   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Millville Muni. (MIV/KMIV)   [Map]   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sussex Co. Airport  (ICAO: KGED)   [Map]   SSE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Cape May Co. Airport  (ICAO: KWWD)   [Map]   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Cecil Co. Airport  (FAA ID: 58M)   [Map]   NNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
New Castle Airport (ILG/KILG)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 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 Dover.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Dover. 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
Philadelphia Intl.  (PHL/KPHL)   [Map]   NNE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Atlantic City Intl.  (ACY/KACY)   [Map]   ENE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl.  (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   W   61 miles [98.2 km]
Harrisburg Intl.  (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]   NW   97 miles [156.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Wicomico Rgnl. (SBY/KSBY)   [Map]   S   56 miles [90.1 km]
Reading Rgnl.  (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]   NNW   87 miles [140 km]
Lehigh Valley Intl.  (ABE/KABE)   [Map]   N   103 miles [165.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Delaware Airpark (FAA ID: 33N)   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Ridgely Airpark (ICAO: KRJD)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Summit Airport (FAA ID: EVY)   [Map]   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Millville Muni. (MIV/KMIV)   [Map]   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sussex Co. Airport  (ICAO: KGED)   [Map]   SSE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Cape May Co. Airport  (ICAO: KWWD)   [Map]   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Cecil Co. Airport  (FAA ID: 58M)   [Map]   NNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
New Castle Airport (ILG/KILG)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 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.

Philadelphia Intl.   (PHL/KPHL)   [Map]
  Website for Philadelphia International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Atlantic City Intl.   (ACY/KACY)   [Map]
  Website for Atlantic City International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ridgely Airpark   (ICAO: KRJD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Millville Muni.   (MIV/KMIV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sussex Co. Airport   (ICAO: KGED)   [Map]
  Website for Sussex County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cape May Co. Airport   (ICAO: KWWD)   [Map]
  Website for Cape May County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Castle Airport   (ILG/KILG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Easton Airport   (ESN/KESN)   [Map]
  Website for Easton Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Woodbine Muni.   (ICAO: KOBI)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
  Website for Baltimore - Washington International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bay Bridge Airport   (ICAO: KW29)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harrisburg Intl.   (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]
  Website for Harrisburg International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Newark Liberty Intl.   (EWR/KEWR)   [Map]
  Website for Newark Liberty International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
  Website for University Park Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wicomico Rgnl.   (SBY/KSBY)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Reading Rgnl.   (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]
  Website for Reading Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lehigh Valley Intl.   (ABE/KABE)   [Map]
  Website for Lehigh Valley International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Kent County

About Delaware

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dover: www.cityofdover.com/

The official website for Kent County: www.co.kent.de.us/

The official website for State of Delaware: https://delaware.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dover.

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dover. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1581, Longitude: -75.5244     [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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Dover), 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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