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The location of Bretz









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Bretz ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the northwest of Bretz. Morgantown has a population of 30,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fairmont. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the west of Bretz and has a population of 18,500 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 Bretz and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Frostburg (MD)   [Map]   8,642   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
California (PA)   [Map]   6,364   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Connellsville (PA)   [Map]   7,368   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Donora (PA)   [Map]   4,608   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Monessen (PA)   [Map]   7,339   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mount Pleasant (PA)   [Map]   4,295   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Somerset (PA)   [Map]   5,945   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   9,824   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Washington (PA)   [Map]   13,566   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Keyser   [Map]   5,077   E   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Albright   [Map]   282   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Arthurdale   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Baker Ridge   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Brookhaven   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bruceton Mills   [Map]   86   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Canyon   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cheat Lake   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Heathers Run   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Masontown   [Map]   544   N   Less than 2 miles
Newburg   [Map]   319   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Reedsville   [Map]   598   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Threefork Bridge   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Tunnelton   [Map]   298   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,182   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Preston County ...

Bretz is located in Preston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Preston County: Garrett (MD), Fayette (PA), Barbour, Grant, Monongalia, Taylor & Tucker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bretz ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fairmont Muni. (FAA ID: 4G7)   [Map]   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Garrett Co. Airport  (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   SSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Connellsville Airport (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]   NNE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Greene Co. Airport (FAA ID: WAY)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 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 Bretz.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bretz. 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]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNW   69 miles [111 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.  (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   NNE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport  (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   N   56 miles [90.1 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   NNW   69 miles [111 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport  (JST/KJST)   [Map]   NE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.  (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SSE   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Fairmont Muni. (FAA ID: 4G7)   [Map]   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Garrett Co. Airport  (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   SSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Connellsville Airport (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]   NNE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Greene Co. Airport (FAA ID: WAY)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Seven Springs Airport (FAA ID: 7SP)   [Map]   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Mount Pleasant Airport (FAA ID: P45)   [Map]   NNE   41 miles [66 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
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
  Website for Allegheny County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
  Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County 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
 
Garrett Co. Airport   (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]
  Website for Garrett County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Connellsville Airport   (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]
  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
 
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
 
Rostraver Airport   (ICAO: KFWQ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]
  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
 
Harrisburg Intl.   (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]
  Website for Harrisburg International 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
 
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl.   (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]
  Website for Cleveland / Hopkins International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
  Website for Baltimore - Washington International 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bretz. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5423, Longitude: -79.8006     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bretz 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 Bretz), 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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