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The location of Alexander









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Alexander ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fairmont. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the north of Alexander. Fairmont has a population of 18,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Clarksburg. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the north of Alexander and has a population of 15,600 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 Alexander and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Belington   [Map]   1,864   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Glenville   [Map]   1,473   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Nutter Fort   [Map]   1,540   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,164   N   46 miles [74 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Salem   [Map]   1,492   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Shinnston   [Map]   2,129   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Stonewood   [Map]   1,737   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Audra   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Beverly   [Map]   675   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cleveland   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Excelsior   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Frenchton   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Garton Village   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Gormley   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Goshen   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hacker Valley   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Helvetia   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Hoover Town   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Huttonsville   [Map]   215   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mill Creek   [Map]   696   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wilsontown   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Womelsdorf   [Map]   242   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Upshur County ...

Alexander is located in Upshur County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Upshur County: Barbour, Harrison, Lewis, Randolph & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alexander ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    West Virginia Tourism
    Parks for West Virginia

    Fishing in West Virginia
    Hunting in West Virginia


National Park Service (NPS) sites in West Virginia

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in West Virginia

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

Airports Near Alexander ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Upshur County Rgnl.  (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport  (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   NNE   27 miles [43.5 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 Alexander.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Alexander. 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
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NNE   61 miles [98.2 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   N   117 miles [188.3 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   E   149 miles [239.8 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   NNW   160 miles [257.5 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   WNW   165 miles [265.5 km]
Richmond Intl.  (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   ESE   180 miles [289.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   S   64 miles [103 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   WSW   79 miles [127.1 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.  (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   ESE   80 miles [128.7 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SW   84 miles [135.2 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   S   101 miles [162.5 km]
Charlottesville Airport  (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   ESE   105 miles [169 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.  (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   NNE   111 miles [178.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Upshur County Rgnl.  (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport  (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   NNE   27 miles [43.5 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.

Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
  Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
  Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
  Website for Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
  Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
  Website for Elkins - Randolph County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
  Website for Akron - Canton Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
  Website for Richmond International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
  Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Upshur County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7829, Longitude: -80.2226     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alexander 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 Alexander), 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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