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The location of Brittain

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Brittain ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the north of where Brittain would have been located. Morgantown has a population of 30,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fairmont. It lies just northwest of Brittain and has a population of 18,600 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 from Brittain and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
California (PA)   [Map]   6,466   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Connellsville (PA)   [Map]   7,437   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Masontown (PA)   [Map]   3,365   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   9,942   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   3,993   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,364   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,612   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   16,035   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,187   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,127   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
New Martinsville   [Map]   5,181   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,533   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,172   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Weston   [Map]   4,044   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,243   N   18 miles [29 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Adaland   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Barrackville   [Map]   1,311   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Berryburg   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Enterprise   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fetterman   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Flemington   [Map]   312   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Garden Village   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hebron   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Helens Run   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Knottsville   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Monongah   [Map]   1,106   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Newburg   [Map]   313   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rivesville   [Map]   934   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Smithtown   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Whitehall   [Map]   658   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Taylor County ...

Brittain would have been located within present day Taylor County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Taylor County: Barbour, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia & Preston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brittain ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   SSW   29 miles [46.7 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 Brittain.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Brittain. 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   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   77 miles [123.9 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   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   N   67 miles [107.8 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   NNE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   N   77 miles [123.9 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   NE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SE   98 miles [157.7 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   S   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   SSW   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
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
        Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley 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
 
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
        Website for Elkins - Randolph County 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
 
Garrett Co. Airport   (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]
        Website for Garrett County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Connellsville Airport   (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Washington Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rostraver Airport   (ICAO: KFWQ)   [Map]
        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
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus 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
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
        Website for Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brittain.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brittain. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3793, Longitude: -80.0517     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brittain 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 Brittain), 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 Brittain.