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The location of Blues Beach

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Blues Beach.

This page contains six sections:

Around Blues Beach ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Petersburg (VA). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the southeast of Blues Beach. Petersburg (VA) has a population of 32,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Winchester (VA). It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the southeast of Blues Beach and has a population of 27,500 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 Blues Beach and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   19,978   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Frostburg (MD)   [Map]   8,676   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   2,160   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Bedford (PA)   [Map]   2,721   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Somerset (PA)   [Map]   5,991   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Berryville (VA)   [Map]   4,304   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   15,153   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   6,583   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Woodstock (VA)   [Map]   5,248   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Charles Town   [Map]   5,945   E   46 miles [74 km]
Keyser   [Map]   5,200   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Martinsburg   [Map]   17,687   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Moorefield   [Map]   2,473   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   2,573   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ranson   [Map]   5,166   E   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Keifers (MD)   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Oldtown (MD)   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pinto (MD)   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rawlings (MD)   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Augusta   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Burlington   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Carpendale   [Map]   934   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fort Ashby   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Paw Paw   [Map]   493   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ridgeley   [Map]   643   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ritters   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Romney   [Map]   1,759   S   5 miles [8 km]
Slanesville   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wiley Ford   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Hampshire County ...

Blues Beach is located in Hampshire County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hampshire County: Allegany (MD), Frederick (VA), Hardy, Mineral & Morgan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blues Beach ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.(ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]   CBE   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Winchester Rgnl.(ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]   OKV   ESE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.(MRB/KMRB)   [Map]   MRB   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Front Royal Airport   [Map]   FRR   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Somerset Co. Airport    [Map]   2G9   NNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bedford Co. Airport    [Map]   HMZ   NNE   46 miles [74 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 Blues Beach.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Blues Beach. 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
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   WNW   65 miles [104.6 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ESE   75 miles [120.7 km]
University Park Airport (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]   UNV   NNE   108 miles [173.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NW   108 miles [173.8 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   E   110 miles [177 km]
Harrisburg Intl. (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]   MDT   ENE   116 miles [186.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   N   61 miles [98.2 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   NNW   69 miles [111 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   S   80 miles [128.7 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   W   81 miles [130.4 km]
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   S   90 miles [144.8 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   NW   90 miles [144.8 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   NW   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.(ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]   CBE   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Winchester Rgnl.(ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]   OKV   ESE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.(MRB/KMRB)   [Map]   MRB   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Front Royal Airport   [Map]   FRR   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Somerset Co. Airport    [Map]   2G9   NNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bedford Co. Airport    [Map]   HMZ   NNE   46 miles [74 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
        Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
        Website for Allegheny County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Garrett Co. Airport   (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]
        Website for Garrett County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Rgnl.   (ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.   (MRB/KMRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
        Website for University Park Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
        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
 
Harrisburg Intl.   (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]
        Website for Harrisburg International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
        Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
        Website for Arnold Palmer Regional 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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Hampshire County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: 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 Blues Beach.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blues Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4259, Longitude: -78.7153     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blues Beach 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 Blues Beach), 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 Blues Beach.