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The location of Boulder

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Boulder ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the north of Boulder. Morgantown has a population of 30,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fairmont. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the north of Boulder and has a population of 18,600 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 Boulder and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,111   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,364   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,612   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   16,035   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,187   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,127   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Granville   [Map]   2,562   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,956   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Mannington   [Map]   2,059   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,533   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,172   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Shinnston   [Map]   2,161   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Star City   [Map]   2,024   N   41 miles [66 km]
Weston   [Map]   4,044   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,243   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Adaland   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Audra   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Belington   [Map]   1,910   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Berryburg   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Elk City   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Excelsior   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Flemington   [Map]   312   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gormley   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Junior   [Map]   495   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Leadsville   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lost Creek   [Map]   474   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Union   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Valley Bend   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Wellington Heights   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Womelsdorf   [Map]   242   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Barbour County ...

Boulder is located in Barbour County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County: Harrison, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker & Upshur.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boulder ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Century   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Boulder   [Map]
Century Junction   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Elk City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Five Forks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Independence   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Longview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mount Liberty   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Murphy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Pecks Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Swamp Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Union   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   N   26 miles [41.8 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 Boulder.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Boulder. 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   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   98 miles [157.7 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   142 miles [228.5 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNW   145 miles [233.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   S   85 miles [136.8 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   N   89 miles [143.2 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   NNE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   WSW   93 miles [149.7 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   N   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   N   26 miles [41.8 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
        Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
        Website for Elkins - Randolph County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus 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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia 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
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in West Virginia

About Barbour County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boulder. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0687, Longitude: -80.1034     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boulder 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 Boulder), 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 Boulder.