Below are places that are close (or relative) to Cheat Lake.
This page contains six sections:
Around Cheat Lake ...
The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Bethel Park (PA). It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the north of Cheat Lake. Bethel Park (PA) has a population of 32,400 people.<1>
The next largest community is Morgantown.
It lies just southwest of Cheat Lake and has a population of 30,500 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 driven.<2>
|Frostburg (MD) [Map] ||8,642|| E ||49 miles [78.9 km]|
|Baldwin (PA) [Map] ||19,610|| N ||48 miles [77.2 km]|
|Brentwood (PA) [Map] ||9,398|| N ||48 miles [77.2 km]|
|Canonsburg (PA) [Map] ||8,837|| NW ||44 miles [70.8 km]|
|Greensburg (PA) [Map] ||14,299|| N ||46 miles [74 km]|
|Jeannette (PA) [Map] ||9,190|| N ||47 miles [75.6 km]|
|Jefferson Hills (PA) [Map] ||11,226|| N ||43 miles [69.2 km]|
|McKeesport (PA) [Map] ||19,245|| N ||46 miles [74 km]|
|Munhall (PA) [Map] ||11,158|| N ||49 miles [78.9 km]|
|Uniontown (PA) [Map] ||9,824|| NE ||17 miles [27.4 km]|
|Washington (PA) [Map] ||13,566|| NW ||40 miles [64.4 km]|
|West Mifflin (PA) [Map] ||19,839|| N ||48 miles [77.2 km]|
|Whitehall (PA) [Map] ||13,733|| N ||48 miles [77.2 km]|
|Clarksburg [Map] ||15,621|| SW ||37 miles [59.5 km]|
|Fairmont [Map] ||18,467|| SW ||20 miles [32.2 km]|
Below is a sample of nearby communities:
For more communities neighboring Cheat Lake, please visit our County-by-County Page for Cheat Lake.
Monongalia County ...
Cheat Lake 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 Cheat Lake ...
This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Cheat Lake.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Cheat Lake. 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 Cheat Lake. 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
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 Cheat Lake ...
Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Cheat Lake.
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 Cheat Lake.
Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Cheat Lake. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.
Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service
General Aviation Airports
|Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code) ||Dir||Distance|
|Greene Co. Airport (FAA ID: WAY) [Map]|| NW ||21 miles [33.8 km]|
|Fairmont Muni. (FAA ID: 4G7) [Map]|| SW ||22 miles [35.4 km]|
|Connellsville Airport (ICAO: KVVS) [Map]|| NNE ||22 miles [35.4 km]|
|Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4) [Map]|| ESE ||28 miles [45.1 km]|
|Mount Pleasant Airport (FAA ID: P45) [Map]|| NNE ||34 miles [54.7 km]|
|Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D) [Map]|| SSW ||36 miles [57.9 km]|
|Seven Springs Airport (FAA ID: 7SP) [Map]|| NE ||36 miles [57.9 km]|
|Rostraver Airport (ICAO: KFWQ) [Map]|| N ||37 miles [59.5 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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Search for a Community in West Virginia
About Monongalia County
About West Virginia
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cheat Lake. 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: https://www.wv.gov/
|<1>||Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cheat Lake.|
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|<2>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cheat Lake) 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 Cheat Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cheat Lake
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cheat Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6720, Longitude: -79.8534 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Cheat Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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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 Cheat Lake), 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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