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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Bower ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Clarksburg. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the northeast of Bower. Clarksburg has a population of 15,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bridgeport. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the northeast of Bower and has a population of 8,600 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 and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Belington   [Map]   1,864   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   E   46 miles [74 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Harrisville   [Map]   1,740   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Mannington   [Map]   2,043   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Nutter Fort   [Map]   1,540   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Saint Marys   [Map]   1,787   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Shinnston   [Map]   2,129   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,111   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Stonewood   [Map]   1,737   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   NE   18 miles [29 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Arnett   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Auburn   [Map]   90   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Burnsville   [Map]   490   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Camden   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Canfield   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Clem   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Cox Town   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Exchange   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Flatwoods   [Map]   270   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gassaway   [Map]   873   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Glenville   [Map]   1,473   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Heaters   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sand Fork   [Map]   151   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sutton   [Map]   988   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Truebada   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]

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

Braxton County ...

Bower is located in Braxton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Braxton County: Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Lewis, Nicholas & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bower ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   SSE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   S   41 miles [66 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   ENE   41 miles [66 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   S   44 miles [70.8 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 Bower.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bower. 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   NE   69 miles [111 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   115 miles [185.1 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   140 miles [225.3 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNW   147 miles [236.6 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   169 miles [272 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   175 miles [281.6 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   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   SW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SSE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSW   77 miles [123.9 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   WSW   104 miles [167.4 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   ESE   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   SSE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   S   41 miles [66 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   ENE   41 miles [66 km]
Summersville Airport(ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SXL   S   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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State 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
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        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
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]
        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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager 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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bower. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8584, Longitude: -80.7198     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bower 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 Bower), 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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