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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Solaris ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Harrisonburg. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the northwest of Solaris. Harrisonburg has a population of 54,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Charlottesville. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the southwest of Solaris and has a population of 48,000 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 Solaris and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bridgewater   [Map]   6,062   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Broadway   [Map]   3,880   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Culpeper   [Map]   18,413   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Elkton   [Map]   2,844   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fredericksburg   [Map]   28,360   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Grottoes   [Map]   2,795   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Luray   [Map]   4,817   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
New Market   [Map]   2,237   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Orange   [Map]   4,978   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Shenandoah   [Map]   2,323   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Staunton   [Map]   24,528   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Timberville   [Map]   2,645   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Warrenton   [Map]   9,875   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Waynesboro   [Map]   22,327   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Woodstock   [Map]   5,212   N   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Advance Mills Village   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Advance Mills   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Barracks   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Belmont   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Commonwealth   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ednam Village   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gordonsville   [Map]   1,591   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hollymead   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Huntington Village   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jefferson Village   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Locust Grove   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Logan Village   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Meltons   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rio   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Stanardsville   [Map]   384   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Albemarle County ...

Solaris is located in Albemarle County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Albemarle County: Augusta, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Orange & Rockingham.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Solaris ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Solaris. 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 Solaris. 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 Virginia

    Virginia Tourism
    Parks for Virginia

    Fishing in Virginia
    Hunting in Virginia


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Virginia

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Virginia

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

Airports Near Solaris ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Gordonsville Muni.   [Map]   GVE   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Orange Co. Airport(ICAO: KOMH)   [Map]   OMH   ENE   18 miles [29 km]
Louisa Co. Airport(ICAO: KLKU)   [Map]   LKU   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   WNW   29 miles [46.7 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 Solaris.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Solaris. 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
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   NE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   SE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   NE   114 miles [183.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gordonsville Muni.   [Map]   GVE   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Orange Co. Airport(ICAO: KOMH)   [Map]   OMH   ENE   18 miles [29 km]
Louisa Co. Airport(ICAO: KLKU)   [Map]   LKU   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Eagles Nest Airport   [Map]   W13   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Luray Caverns Airport   [Map]   W45   NNW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bridgewater Air Park   [Map]   VBW   WNW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Culpeper Rgnl. (ICAO: KCJR)   [Map]   CJR   NE   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.

Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Orange Co. Airport   (ICAO: KOMH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Louisa Co. Airport   (ICAO: KLKU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Culpeper Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCJR)   [Map]
        Website for Culpeper Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Warrenton - Fauquier Airport   (ICAO: KHWY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
        Website for Baltimore - Washington International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stafford Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRMN)   [Map]
        Website for Stafford Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Farmville Rgnl.   (ICAO: KFVX)   [Map]
        Website for Farmville Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hanover County Muni.   (ICAO: KOFP)   [Map]
        Website for Hanover County Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manassas Muni.   (HEF/KHEF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Newport News Intl.   (PHF/KPHF)   [Map]
        Website for Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Norfolk Intl.   (ORF/KORF)   [Map]
        Website for Norfolk International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
        Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Albemarle County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Albemarle County: www.albemarle.org/

The official website for State of Virginia: www.virginia.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Solaris. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1682, Longitude: -78.3647     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Solaris 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 Solaris), 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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