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The location of Andover

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Andover ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Asheville (NC). It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the northwest of where Andover would have been located. Asheville (NC) has a population of 89,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Greenville. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the southwest of Andover and has a population of 67,500 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 Andover and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Black Mountain (NC)   [Map]   8,384   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hendersonville (NC)   [Map]   13,840   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Kings Mountain (NC)   [Map]   10,797   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Shelby (NC)   [Map]   20,260   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Anderson   [Map]   27,544   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Clemson   [Map]   16,058   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Clinton   [Map]   8,453   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Easley   [Map]   20,953   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fountain Inn   [Map]   8,513   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gaffney   [Map]   12,920   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Greer   [Map]   29,000   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Laurens   [Map]   9,080   S   41 miles [66 km]
Mauldin   [Map]   25,188   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Simpsonville   [Map]   21,314   S   23 miles [37 km]
Spartanburg   [Map]   37,876   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Columbus (NC)   [Map]   981   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lynn (NC)   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tryon (NC)   [Map]   1,621   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Boiling Springs   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Campobello   [Map]   533   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Duncan   [Map]   3,369   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fingerville   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gramling   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Inman Mills   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Inman   [Map]   2,292   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Landrum   [Map]   2,531   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lyman   [Map]   3,476   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Startex   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Tigerville   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Wellford   [Map]   2,563   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Spartanburg County ...

Andover would have been located within present day Spartanburg County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Spartanburg County: Polk (NC), Rutherford (NC), Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens & Union.

Although it doesn't share a border with Spartanburg County, Buncombe (NC) is close to Andover.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Andover ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Five Oaks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Andover   [Map]
Glassy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Highland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Holiday Hills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Holly Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Jordan   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Little Chicago   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Mascot   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Mitchell (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Pinecrest   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Skyland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Andover. 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 Andover. 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 to see and places to visit:

For the State of South Carolina

    South Carolina Tourism
    Parks for South Carolina

    Fishing in South Carolina
    Hunting in South Carolina


National Park Service (NPS) sites in South Carolina

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in South Carolina

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

Airports Near Andover ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greenville Airport (GSP/KGSP)   [Map]   GSP   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Greenville Downtown Airport (ICAO: KGMU)   [Map]   GMU   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Spartanburg Downtown Meml.(ICAO: KSPA)   [Map]   SPA   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Hendersonville Airport(ICAO: K0A7)   [Map]   0A7   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Donaldson Center Airport(ICAO: KGYH)   [Map]   GYH   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rutherford Co. Airport (ICAO: KFQD)   [Map]   FQD   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Transylvania Co. Airport   [Map]   3NR3   WNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Asheville Rgnl. (AVL/KAVL)   [Map]   AVL   NW   31 miles [49.9 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 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 Andover.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Andover. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greenville Airport (GSP/KGSP)   [Map]   GSP   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Charlotte - Douglas Intl. (CLT/KCLT)   [Map]   CLT   E   71 miles [114.3 km]
Columbia Metro Airport (CAE/KCAE)   [Map]   CAE   SE   100 miles [160.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greenville Downtown Airport (ICAO: KGMU)   [Map]   GMU   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Spartanburg Downtown Meml.(ICAO: KSPA)   [Map]   SPA   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Asheville Rgnl. (AVL/KAVL)   [Map]   AVL   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hendersonville Airport(ICAO: K0A7)   [Map]   0A7   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Donaldson Center Airport(ICAO: KGYH)   [Map]   GYH   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rutherford Co. Airport (ICAO: KFQD)   [Map]   FQD   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Transylvania Co. Airport   [Map]   3NR3   WNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pickens Co. Airport    [Map]   LQK   WSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Shelby - Cleveland County Rgnl.(ICAO: KEHO)   [Map]   EHO   ENE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Union Co. Airport   [Map]   35A   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Laurens Co. Airport(ICAO: KLUX)   [Map]   LUX   SSE   42 miles [67.6 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.

Greenville Airport   (GSP/KGSP)   [Map]
        Website for Greenville - Spartanburg Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlotte - Douglas Intl.   (CLT/KCLT)   [Map]
        Website for Charlotte - Douglas International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Augusta Rgnl.   (AGS/KAGS)   [Map]
        Website for Augusta Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hendersonville Airport   (ICAO: K0A7)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Donaldson Center Airport   (ICAO: KGYH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rutherford Co. Airport   (ICAO: KFQD)   [Map]
        Website for Rutherford County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby - Cleveland County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KEHO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Laurens Co. Airport   (ICAO: KLUX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbia Metro Airport   (CAE/KCAE)   [Map]
        Website for Columbia Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Oconee County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCEU)   [Map]
        Website for Oconee County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anderson Rgnl.   (AND/KAND)   [Map]
        Website for Anderson Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chester Muni.   (ICAO: KDCM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gastonia Muni.   (ICAO: KAKH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Foothills Rgnl.   (ICAO: KMRN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Piedmont Triad Intl.   (GSO/KGSO)   [Map]
        Website for Piedmont Triad International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Rgnl.   (FAY/KFAY)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greenville Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KGMU)   [Map]
        Website for Greenville Downtown Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Spartanburg Downtown Meml.   (ICAO: KSPA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Asheville Rgnl.   (AVL/KAVL)   [Map]
        Website for Asheville Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Concord Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJQF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of South Carolina

About Spartanburg County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Spartanburg County: www.co.spartanburg.sc.us/

The official website for State of South Carolina: www.sc.com/



Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Andover. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0793, Longitude: -82.2057     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Andover 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>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 Andover), 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 Andover.