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The location of Brake

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Brake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Harrisonburg (VA). It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the south of Brake. Harrisonburg (VA) has a population of 53,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Front Royal (VA). It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the east of Brake and has a population of 15,200 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 Brake and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,111   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bridgewater (VA)   [Map]   6,048   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Broadway (VA)   [Map]   3,860   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Elkton (VA)   [Map]   2,850   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grottoes (VA)   [Map]   2,799   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Luray (VA)   [Map]   4,816   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
New Market (VA)   [Map]   2,207   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Shenandoah (VA)   [Map]   2,334   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   6,583   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Timberville (VA)   [Map]   2,640   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Woodstock (VA)   [Map]   5,248   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,187   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Keyser   [Map]   5,200   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Moorefield   [Map]   2,473   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   2,573   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Columbia Furnace (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cootes Store (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Edinburg (VA)   [Map]   1,068   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fulks Run (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mount Jackson (VA)   [Map]   2,041   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Plains Mill (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Singers Glen (VA)   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Turleytown (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Arthur   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Baker   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Brushy Run   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Canaan Valley   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Franklin   [Map]   662   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lost City   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Hardy County ...

Brake is located in Hardy County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hardy County: Frederick (VA), Rockingham (VA), Shenandoah (VA), Grant, Hampshire & Pendleton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brake ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Luray Caverns Airport   [Map]   W45   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bridgewater Air Park   [Map]   VBW   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Front Royal Airport   [Map]   FRR   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   NNW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Winchester Rgnl.(ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]   OKV   ENE   50 miles [80.5 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 Brake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Brake. 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   NW   70 miles [112.7 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   85 miles [136.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNW   127 miles [204.4 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   E   128 miles [206 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   SE   133 miles [214 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   SSE   60 miles [96.6 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   WNW   69 miles [111 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   N   97 miles [156.1 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   N   99 miles [159.3 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SW   102 miles [164.2 km]
Lynchburg Rgnl.(LYH/KLYH)   [Map]   LYH   S   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Luray Caverns Airport   [Map]   W45   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bridgewater Air Park   [Map]   VBW   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Front Royal Airport   [Map]   FRR   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   NNW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Winchester Rgnl.(ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]   OKV   ENE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.(ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]   CBE   NNE   52 miles [83.7 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
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
        Website for Arnold Palmer Regional 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
        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
 
Winchester Rgnl.   (ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
        Website for Baltimore - Washington International 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
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
        Website for University Park Airport
        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
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional 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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Hardy County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8896, Longitude: -79.0361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brake 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 Brake), 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 Brake.