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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Canaan Valley.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Canaan Valley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northwest of Canaan Valley. Morgantown has a population of 30,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fairmont. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northwest of Canaan Valley and has a population of 18,500 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
Broadway (VA)   [Map]   3,880   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
New Market (VA)   [Map]   2,237   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Timberville (VA)   [Map]   2,645   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Keyser   [Map]   5,077   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Moorefield   [Map]   2,433   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   2,593   E   18 miles [29 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,164   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,182   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Red House (MD)   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Arthur   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Aurora   [Map]   ---   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bayard   [Map]   269   N   18 miles [29 km]
Brushy Run   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Canfield   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Davis   [Map]   644   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hambleton   [Map]   217   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Harman   [Map]   138   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hendricks   [Map]   257   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Leadsville   [Map]   ---   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Montrose   [Map]   154   W   18 miles [29 km]
Onego   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Parsons   [Map]   1,415   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Thomas   [Map]   556   N   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Tucker County ...

Canaan Valley is located in Tucker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tucker County: Barbour, Grant, Preston & Randolph.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Canaan Valley ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Canaan Valley ...

Looking for more information about Canaan Valley? 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 Canaan Valley, 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 Canaan Valley.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Canaan Valley


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 Canaan Valley ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   N   39 miles [62.8 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 Canaan Valley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Canaan Valley. 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   49 miles [78.9 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   108 miles [173.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNW   109 miles [175.4 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   E   150 miles [241.4 km]
University Park Airport (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]   UNV   NNE   152 miles [244.6 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   SE   156 miles [251.1 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   WNW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SSE   60 miles [96.6 km]
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   SE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   N   86 miles [138.4 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SSW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   NNW   95 miles [152.9 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   NNE   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   N   39 miles [62.8 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley 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
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
        Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [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
 
Garrett Co. Airport   (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]
        Website for Garrett 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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
        Website for Baltimore - Washington 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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond 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
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
        Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle 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 ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Tucker County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Canaan Valley.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Canaan Valley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Canaan Valley) 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 Canaan Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Canaan Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canaan Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0217, Longitude: -79.4675     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canaan Valley have been estimated.

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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 Canaan Valley), 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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