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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Bristol ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the northeast of Bristol. Morgantown has a population of 30,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fairmont. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the northeast of Bristol 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 starting from Bristol and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,673   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   3,612   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Masontown (PA)   [Map]   3,322   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   3,985   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Moundsville   [Map]   8,494   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
New Martinsville   [Map]   5,138   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,164   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,182   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Adamston   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Anmoore   [Map]   749   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Despard   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gore   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Jane Lew   [Map]   392   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lost Creek   [Map]   474   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lumberport   [Map]   848   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Nutter Fort   [Map]   1,540   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
O'Neill   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Salem   [Map]   1,492   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Smithburg   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Stonewood   [Map]   1,737   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Valley Chapel   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
West Milford   [Map]   609   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
West Union   [Map]   833   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Harrison County ...

Bristol is located in Harrison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Barbour, Doddridge, Lewis, Marion, Taylor, Upshur & Wetzel.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bristol ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bristol ...

Looking for more information about Bristol? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bristol, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bristol.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Bristol Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Bristol


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 Bristol ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NE   40 miles [64.4 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 Bristol.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bristol. 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   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   84 miles [135.2 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNW   122 miles [196.3 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   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   NNE   80 miles [128.7 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   N   84 miles [135.2 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   SW   85 miles [136.8 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   NE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   S   98 miles [157.7 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSW   108 miles [173.8 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   NE   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Marshall Co. Airport   [Map]   MPG   NNW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   S   42 miles [67.6 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
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
        Website for Arnold Palmer Regional 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
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
        Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County 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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [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
 
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport   (HLG/KHLG)   [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
 
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl.   (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]
        Website for Cleveland / Hopkins 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
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
        Website for Allegheny County 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bristol. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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 Bristol.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bristol. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2879, Longitude: -80.5240     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bristol 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 Bristol), 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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