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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Boyd ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fairmont. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the north of where Boyd would have been located. Fairmont has a population of 18,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Clarksburg. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the north of Boyd and has a population of 15,600 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 starting from Boyd and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Belington   [Map]   1,864   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harrisville   [Map]   1,740   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Mannington   [Map]   2,043   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Nutter Fort   [Map]   1,540   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,164   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Shinnston   [Map]   2,129   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Stonewood   [Map]   1,737   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   N   14 miles [22.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Arnett   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Burnsville   [Map]   490   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cleveland   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cox Town   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Excelsior   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Flatwoods   [Map]   270   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Frenchton   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Garton Village   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Goshen   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hacker Valley   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Heaters   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Helvetia   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hoover Town   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Smith Village   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wilsontown   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Upshur County ...

Boyd would have been located within present day Upshur County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Upshur County: Barbour, Harrison, Lewis, Randolph & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boyd ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   NNE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   NNE   32 miles [51.5 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 Boyd.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Boyd. 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   61 miles [98.2 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   114 miles [183.5 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNW   154 miles [247.8 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   WNW   155 miles [249.4 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   158 miles [254.3 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   186 miles [299.3 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   ESE   190 miles [305.8 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   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   S   67 miles [107.8 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   WSW   72 miles [115.9 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSW   82 miles [132 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   ESE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   SSE   106 miles [170.6 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   NNE   107 miles [172.2 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   N   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   NNE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   E   29 miles [46.7 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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh County Memorial 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
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        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
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
        Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle 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
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [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
 
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
        Website for Elkins - Randolph County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Upshur County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Boyd.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boyd. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8362, Longitude: -80.3926     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boyd 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 Boyd), 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 Boyd.



 
 
 

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