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The location of Boulder









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 30,500 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 18,500 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,080   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Granville   [Map]   2,560   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Mannington   [Map]   2,043   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,164   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Shinnston   [Map]   2,129   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Star City   [Map]   1,958   N   41 miles [66 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,182   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Adaland   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Audra   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Belington   [Map]   1,864   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]   487   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lost Creek   [Map]   474   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tigheville   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 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 ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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, 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 Boulder ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Upshur County Rgnl.  (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport  (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Fairmont Muni. (FAA ID: 4G7)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   N   98 miles [157.7 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   E   142 miles [228.5 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   NNW   145 miles [233.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Upshur County Rgnl.  (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport  (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Fairmont Muni. (FAA ID: 4G7)   [Map]   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager 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
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]
  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
 
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
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
  Website for University Park 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
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
  Website for Shenandoah Valley 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of 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: 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 Boulder.

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boulder) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boulder. The point we use 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>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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