RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Brookhaven, West Virginia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other WV
Communities

The location of Brookhaven

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Brookhaven
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
West Virginia
 
The Commemorative Quarter for West Virginia

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Brookhaven ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Bethel Park (PA). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the north of Brookhaven. Bethel Park (PA) has a population of 31,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Morgantown. It lies immediately northwest of Brookhaven and has a population of 30,900 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 Brookhaven and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Canonsburg (PA)   [Map]   8,878   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Clairton (PA)   [Map]   6,616   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Connellsville (PA)   [Map]   7,437   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jefferson Hills (PA)   [Map]   ---   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
McKeesport (PA)   [Map]   19,273   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Monessen (PA)   [Map]   7,413   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pleasant Hills (PA)   [Map]   8,189   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   9,942   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Washington (PA)   [Map]   13,514   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
White Oak (PA)   [Map]   7,707   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,364   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   16,035   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,187   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,622   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Moundsville   [Map]   8,741   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   256   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   1,126   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Arnettsville   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Arthurdale   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Baker Ridge   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cassville   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cheat Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Granville   [Map]   2,562   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Masontown   [Map]   548   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pleasant View   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Reedsville   [Map]   596   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rivesville   [Map]   934   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Smithtown   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Star City   [Map]   2,024   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,243   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Monongalia County ...

Brookhaven is located in Monongalia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monongalia County: Fayette (PA), Greene (PA), Marion, Preston, Taylor & Wetzel.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brookhaven ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Canyon   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Brookhaven   [Map]
Cheat Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Evans Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Fieldcrest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Harmony Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Hog Eye   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Ices Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jerome Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Park Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pioneer Rocks   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Price Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Richard   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Ridgedale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rock Forge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
South Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NNW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Greene Co. Airport   [Map]   WAY   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Connellsville Airport(ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]   VVS   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   SSW   31 miles [49.9 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 Brookhaven.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Brookhaven. 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   NNW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNW   63 miles [101.4 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   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   N   51 miles [82.1 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   NNE   52 miles [83.7 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   NNW   63 miles [101.4 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   NE   74 miles [119.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Greene Co. Airport   [Map]   WAY   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Connellsville Airport(ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]   VVS   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mount Pleasant Airport   [Map]   P45   NNE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington Co. Airport(ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]   AFJ   NNW   41 miles [66 km]
Seven Springs Airport   [Map]   7SP   NE   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       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
 
Connellsville Airport   (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]
        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
 
Washington Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAFJ)   [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
 
Rostraver Airport   (ICAO: KFWQ)   [Map]
        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
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
        Website for University Park 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
 
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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community in West Virginia

About Monongalia County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.us/

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 Brookhaven.

- Return to Citation

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brookhaven. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brookhaven

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookhaven. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6117, Longitude: -79.9045     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brookhaven have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Brookhaven), 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.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brookhaven.