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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Buckhannon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the north of Buckhannon. Morgantown has a population of 30,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fairmont. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the north of Buckhannon and has a population of 18,500 people.

For comparison, Buckhannon has a population of 5,500 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 and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Belington   [Map]   1,864   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Granville   [Map]   2,560   N   46 miles [74 km]
Harrisville   [Map]   1,740   W   46 miles [74 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Mannington   [Map]   2,043   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,164   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Shinnston   [Map]   2,129   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Star City   [Map]   1,958   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,182   N   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Audra   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cox Town   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Elk City   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Excelsior   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Frenchton   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Garton Village   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gormley   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hoover Town   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jane Lew   [Map]   392   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lost Creek   [Map]   474   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Smith Village   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Union   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Valley Bend   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wellington Heights   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wilsontown   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Upshur County ...

Buckhannon is located in Upshur County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Upshur County: Barbour, Harrison, Lewis, Randolph & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buckhannon ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buckhannon ...

Looking for more information about Buckhannon? 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 Buckhannon, 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 Buckhannon.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Buckhannon


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 Buckhannon ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   ESE   21 miles [33.8 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 Buckhannon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Buckhannon. 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   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   103 miles [165.8 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNW   147 miles [236.6 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   148 miles [238.2 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   WNW   157 miles [252.7 km]
University Park Airport (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]   UNV   NE   179 miles [288.1 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   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   S   78 miles [125.5 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   WSW   85 miles [136.8 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SE   87 miles [140 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   N   95 miles [152.9 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSW   96 miles [154.5 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   NNE   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   ESE   21 miles [33.8 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
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
        Website for Allegheny County 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
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
        Website for Arnold Palmer Regional 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
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [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
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [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
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
        Website for University Park 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley 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
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Upshur County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Buckhannon: www.ci.buckhannon.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 Buckhannon.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buckhannon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buckhannon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buckhannon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9941, Longitude: -80.2293     [Map].

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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 Buckhannon), 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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