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The location of Amboy









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Amboy ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the northwest of Amboy. Morgantown has a population of 30,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Cumberland (MD). It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northeast of Amboy and has a population of 19,700 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 Amboy and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Frostburg (MD)   [Map]   8,642   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Connellsville (PA)   [Map]   7,368   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Masontown (PA)   [Map]   3,322   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   9,824   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   3,985   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   W   41 miles [66 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   W   23 miles [37 km]
Keyser   [Map]   5,077   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,164   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,182   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   369   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   528   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,080   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Oakland (MD)   [Map]   1,838   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Red House (MD)   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Albright   [Map]   282   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Aurora   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Bayard   [Map]   269   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Heathers Run   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Newburg   [Map]   319   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rowlesburg   [Map]   577   W   5 miles [8 km]
Terra Alta   [Map]   1,501   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Thomas   [Map]   556   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tunnelton   [Map]   298   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Preston County ...

Amboy is located in Preston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Preston County: Garrett (MD), Fayette (PA), Barbour, Grant, Monongalia, Taylor & Tucker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Amboy ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Garrett Co. Airport  (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fairmont Muni. (FAA ID: 4G7)   [Map]   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Grant Co. Airport (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport  (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Connellsville Airport (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]   N   42 miles [67.6 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 Amboy.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Amboy. 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]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNW   86 miles [138.4 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ESE   116 miles [186.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.  (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   N   64 miles [103 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport  (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   NNW   72 miles [115.9 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport  (JST/KJST)   [Map]   NNE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.  (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SSE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   NNW   86 miles [138.4 km]
Charlottesville Airport  (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   SE   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Garrett Co. Airport  (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fairmont Muni. (FAA ID: 4G7)   [Map]   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Grant Co. Airport (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport  (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Connellsville Airport (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Upshur County Rgnl.  (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   WSW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   WSW   44 miles [70.8 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
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
  Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County 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
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
  Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Garrett Co. Airport   (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]
  Website for Garrett County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]
  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
 
Connellsville Airport   (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]
  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
 
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]
  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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
  Website for Akron - Canton Regional Airport
  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
 
Harrisburg Intl.   (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]
  Website for Harrisburg 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
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
  Website for Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
  Website for Allegheny County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Amboy. 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 Amboy.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amboy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3484, Longitude: -79.5684     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Amboy 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 Amboy), 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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