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The location of Buckhannon









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. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
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]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
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 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, 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

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>   DirDistance
Upshur County Rgnl.  (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport  (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NNE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   N   103 miles [165.8 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   NNW   147 miles [236.6 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   E   148 miles [238.2 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   WNW   157 miles [252.7 km]
University Park Airport  (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]   NE   179 miles [288.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   S   78 miles [125.5 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   WSW   85 miles [136.8 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.  (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SE   87 miles [140 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport  (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   N   95 miles [152.9 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SSW   96 miles [154.5 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.  (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   NNE   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Upshur County Rgnl.  (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport  (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International 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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial 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
 
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
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [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
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]
  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
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
  Website for University Park 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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: 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 Buckhannon.

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buckhannon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buckhannon. The point we use 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>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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