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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Charles Town.

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Around Charles Town ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Arlington (VA). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the southeast of Charles Town. Arlington (VA) has a population of 208,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Frederick (MD). It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the northeast of Charles Town and has a population of 70,100 people.

For comparison, Charles Town has a population of 5,900 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 from Charles Town and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Gaithersburg (MD)   [Map]   67,776   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hagerstown (MD)   [Map]   40,452   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rockville (MD)   [Map]   66,940   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Takoma Park (MD)   [Map]   17,765   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Westminster (MD)   [Map]   18,671   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Chambersburg (PA)   [Map]   20,691   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Fairfax (VA)   [Map]   24,164   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Herndon (VA)   [Map]   24,393   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   52,607   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Manassas Park (VA)   [Map]   15,915   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Manassas (VA)   [Map]   41,483   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   ---   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vienna (VA)   [Map]   16,468   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Winchester (VA)   [Map]   27,516   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Martinsburg   [Map]   17,687   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Knoxville (MD)   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   98   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Baker Heights   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bardane   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Bloomery   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bolivar   [Map]   1,046   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bunker Hill   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Harpers Ferry   [Map]   291   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Inwood   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jefferson Village   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Kabletown   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lower Town   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ranson   [Map]   5,166   N   Less than 2 miles
Shepherdstown   [Map]   1,991   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Charles Town is located in Jefferson County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Washington (MD), Clarke (VA), Loudoun (VA) & Berkeley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Charles Town ...

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.

Blair   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Charles Town   [Map]
Egypt   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Halltown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Harmony (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Harpers Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Keys Gap (VA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Leetown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mechanicstown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountain Mission   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Silver Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Summit Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Wheatland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Charles Town ...

Looking for more information about Charles Town? 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 Charles Town, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Charles Town.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Charles Town


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 Charles Town ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.(MRB/KMRB)   [Map]   MRB   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Winchester Rgnl.(ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]   OKV   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Leesburg Exec.(ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]   JYO   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Frederick Muni.(ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]   FDK   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hagerstown Rgnl. (HGR/KHGR)   [Map]   HGR   NNE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Washington County Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NNE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Front Royal Airport   [Map]   FRR   SW   33 miles [53.1 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 Charles Town.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Charles Town. 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
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   E   64 miles [103 km]
Harrisburg Intl. (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]   MDT   NE   85 miles [136.8 km]
University Park Airport (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]   UNV   N   107 miles [172.2 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   WNW   112 miles [180.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   SSW   85 miles [136.8 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   NW   87 miles [140 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SW   90 miles [144.8 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   NW   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.(MRB/KMRB)   [Map]   MRB   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Winchester Rgnl.(ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]   OKV   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Leesburg Exec.(ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]   JYO   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Frederick Muni.(ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]   FDK   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hagerstown Rgnl. (HGR/KHGR)   [Map]   HGR   NNE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Washington County Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NNE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Front Royal Airport   [Map]   FRR   SW   33 miles [53.1 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.

Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
        Website for Baltimore - Washington International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.   (MRB/KMRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Rgnl.   (ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Leesburg Exec.   (ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Frederick Muni.   (ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hagerstown Rgnl.   (HGR/KHGR)   [Map]
        Website for Hagerstown Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery County Airpark   (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery County Airpark
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manassas Muni.   (HEF/KHEF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harrisburg Intl.   (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]
        Website for Harrisburg International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Carroll County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDMW)   [Map]
        Website for Carroll County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Culpeper Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCJR)   [Map]
        Website for Culpeper Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCBE)   [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
 
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal 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
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
        Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle 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
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
        Website for Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

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 Charles Town.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charles Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2891, Longitude: -77.8599     [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 Charles Town), 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 Charles Town.