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The location of Gaithersburg









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Gaithersburg ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Baltimore. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the east of Gaithersburg. Baltimore has a population of 612,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Arlington (VA). It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the southeast of Gaithersburg and has a population of 208,000 people.

For comparison, Gaithersburg has a population of 68,700 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 starting from Gaithersburg and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Annapolis   [Map]   39,321   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bowie   [Map]   58,859   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
College Park   [Map]   32,303   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Frederick   [Map]   71,408   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Greenbelt   [Map]   23,489   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hagerstown   [Map]   40,306   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Laurel   [Map]   25,906   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rockville   [Map]   68,401   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Alexandria (VA)   [Map]   160,035   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Fairfax (VA)   [Map]   24,097   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Herndon (VA)   [Map]   24,532   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   54,215   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Manassas (VA)   [Map]   41,501   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   ---   W   46 miles [74 km]
Winchester (VA)   [Map]   27,932   W   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Boyds   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Darnestown   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Derwood   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Germantown   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Halpine Village   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hungerford Towne   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Montgomery Village   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
North Bethesda   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
North Potomac   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Potomac   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Redland   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Rock Creek Village   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Stewart Town   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Travilah   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Washington Grove   [Map]   565   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Montgomery County ...

Gaithersburg is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Frederick, Howard, Prince George's, Fairfax (VA) & Loudoun (VA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gaithersburg ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gaithersburg ...

Looking for more information about Gaithersburg? 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 Gaithersburg, 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 Gaithersburg.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Maryland Tourism
    Parks for Maryland

    Fishing in Maryland
    Hunting in Maryland

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Maryland Statewide Tourism
    Gaithersburg Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Gaithersburg


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Maryland

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Maryland

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

Airports Near Gaithersburg ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Montgomery County Airpark  (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Leesburg Exec. (ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
College Park Airport (ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]   ESE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Frederick Muni. (ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tipton Airport  (FME/KFME)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Freeway Airport (FAA ID: W00)   [Map]   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Washington Exec. (FAA ID: W32)   [Map]   SSE   30 miles [48.3 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 Gaithersburg.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gaithersburg. 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
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl.  (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Harrisburg Intl.  (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]   NNE   78 miles [125.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Charlottesville Airport  (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   SW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.  (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   WSW   107 miles [172.2 km]
Wicomico Rgnl. (SBY/KSBY)   [Map]   ESE   107 miles [172.2 km]
Reading Rgnl.  (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]   NE   109 miles [175.4 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport  (JST/KJST)   [Map]   NW   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Montgomery County Airpark  (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Leesburg Exec. (ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
College Park Airport (ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]   ESE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Frederick Muni. (ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tipton Airport  (FME/KFME)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Freeway Airport (FAA ID: W00)   [Map]   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Washington Exec. (FAA ID: W32)   [Map]   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Manassas Muni. (HEF/KHEF)   [Map]   SSW   31 miles [49.9 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.

Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
  Website for Baltimore - Washington International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
  Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery County Airpark   (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery County Airpark
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Leesburg Exec.   (ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
College Park Airport   (ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Frederick Muni.   (ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tipton Airport   (FME/KFME)   [Map]
  Website for Tipton Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manassas Muni.   (HEF/KHEF)   [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
 
Carroll County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDMW)   [Map]
  Website for Carroll County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.   (MRB/KMRB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Martin State Airport   (ICAO: KMTN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hagerstown Rgnl.   (HGR/KHGR)   [Map]
  Website for Hagerstown Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Rgnl.   (ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
  Website for Richmond International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Philadelphia Intl.   (PHL/KPHL)   [Map]
  Website for Philadelphia 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
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
  Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
  Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Maryland

About Montgomery County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gaithersburg: www.ci.gaithersburg.md.us/

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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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- Gaithersburg) 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 Gaithersburg. 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 Gaithersburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gaithersburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1190, Longitude: -77.2322     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg), 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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