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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Bolivar ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Arlington (VA). It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southeast of Bolivar. Arlington (VA) has a population of 208,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Frederick (MD). It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the northeast of Bolivar and has a population of 71,400 people.

For comparison, Bolivar has a population of 1,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bolivar and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
College Park (MD)   [Map]   32,303   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Gaithersburg (MD)   [Map]   68,710   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hagerstown (MD)   [Map]   40,306   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hyattsville (MD)   [Map]   18,333   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Laurel (MD)   [Map]   25,906   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Rockville (MD)   [Map]   68,401   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Takoma Park (MD)   [Map]   17,885   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Westminster (MD)   [Map]   18,593   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Chambersburg (PA)   [Map]   20,878   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fairfax (VA)   [Map]   24,097   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Herndon (VA)   [Map]   24,532   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   54,215   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Manassas (VA)   [Map]   41,501   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   ---   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Winchester (VA)   [Map]   27,932   SW   23 miles [37 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Brownsville (MD)   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   6,266   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]   159   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Knoxville (MD)   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rosemont (MD)   [Map]   312   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bolington (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]   2,054   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bardane   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bloomery   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Charles Town   [Map]   5,957   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Harpers Ferry   [Map]   281   E   Less than 2 miles
Jefferson Village   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lower Town   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
Ranson   [Map]   5,173   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shepherdstown   [Map]   1,802   N   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Bolivar is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Washington (MD), Clarke (VA), Loudoun (VA) & Berkeley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bolivar ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.(MRB/KMRB)   [Map]   MRB   WNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Leesburg Exec.(ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]   JYO   SSE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Frederick Muni.(ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]   FDK   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Winchester Rgnl.(ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]   OKV   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hagerstown Rgnl. (HGR/KHGR)   [Map]   HGR   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Washington County Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Montgomery County Airpark (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]   GAI   ESE   33 miles [53.1 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 Bolivar.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bolivar. 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]   ---   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   E   58 miles [93.3 km]
Harrisburg Intl. (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]   MDT   NE   79 miles [127.1 km]
University Park Airport (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]   UNV   N   105 miles [169 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   NW   89 miles [143.2 km]
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   SSW   90 miles [144.8 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SW   95 miles [152.9 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   NW   109 miles [175.4 km]
Reading Rgnl. (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]   RDG   NE   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.(MRB/KMRB)   [Map]   MRB   WNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Leesburg Exec.(ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]   JYO   SSE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Frederick Muni.(ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]   FDK   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Winchester Rgnl.(ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]   OKV   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hagerstown Rgnl. (HGR/KHGR)   [Map]   HGR   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Washington County Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Montgomery County Airpark (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]   GAI   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Front Royal Airport   [Map]   FRR   SW   38 miles [61.2 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.

Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
        Website for Baltimore - Washington International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Reading Rgnl.   (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]
        Website for Reading Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.   (MRB/KMRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Leesburg Exec.   (ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Frederick Muni.   (ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Rgnl.   (ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hagerstown Rgnl.   (HGR/KHGR)   [Map]
        Website for Hagerstown Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery County Airpark   (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery County Airpark
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manassas Muni.   (HEF/KHEF)   [Map]
        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
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
        Website for University Park 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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond 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
 
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
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
        Website for Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Jefferson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

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 Bolivar.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bolivar. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bolivar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bolivar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3236, Longitude: -77.7532     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bolivar 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 Bolivar), 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 Bolivar.



 
 
 

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