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The location of Cheat Lake

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Introduction ...

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 31,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Morgantown. It lies just southwest of Cheat Lake and has a population of 30,900 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 and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Baldwin (PA)   [Map]   19,734   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Brentwood (PA)   [Map]   9,422   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Canonsburg (PA)   [Map]   8,878   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Greensburg (PA)   [Map]   14,430   N   46 miles [74 km]
Jeannette (PA)   [Map]   9,245   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Jefferson Hills (PA)   [Map]   ---   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
McKeesport (PA)   [Map]   19,273   N   46 miles [74 km]
Munhall (PA)   [Map]   11,177   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   9,942   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Washington (PA)   [Map]   13,514   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
West Mifflin (PA)   [Map]   19,921   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Whitehall (PA)   [Map]   13,749   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   16,035   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,622   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Moundsville   [Map]   8,741   W   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   256   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Highhouse (PA)   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Masontown (PA)   [Map]   3,365   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   1,126   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Arthurdale   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Baker Ridge   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Brandonville   [Map]   106   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Brookhaven   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bruceton Mills   [Map]   87   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cassville   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Granville   [Map]   2,562   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Masontown   [Map]   548   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Reedsville   [Map]   596   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Star City   [Map]   2,024   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,243   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]

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 ...

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.

Canyon   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Cheat Lake   [Map]
Cheat Neck   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Crystal (PA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Fieldcrest   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Greystone   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Hoard   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ices Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Jerome Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Locust Hill (PA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Park Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Pioneer Rocks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Richard   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Forge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stewartstown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunset Beach   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Walnut Hill (PA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 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


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.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   WSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Greene Co. Airport   [Map]   WAY   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Connellsville Airport(ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]   VVS   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mount Pleasant Airport   [Map]   P45   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   SSW   36 miles [57.9 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 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.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   WSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNW   60 miles [96.6 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   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   NNE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   NNW   60 miles [96.6 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   NE   69 miles [111 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greene Co. Airport   [Map]   WAY   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Connellsville Airport(ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]   VVS   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mount Pleasant Airport   [Map]   P45   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Seven Springs Airport   [Map]   7SP   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Rostraver Airport(ICAO: KFWQ)   [Map]   FWQ   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.

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
 
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
 
Dubois Rgnl.   (DUJ/KDUJ)   [Map]
        Website for Dubois Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Connellsville Airport   (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]
        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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rostraver Airport   (ICAO: KFWQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Washington Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]
        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
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
        Website for University Park 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
 
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport   (HLG/KHLG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl.   (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]
        Website for Cleveland / Hopkins International Airport
        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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia 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
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
        Website for Allegheny County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community located 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: 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 Cheat Lake.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Cheat Lake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cheat Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cheat Lake. The point that we are using 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>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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cheat Lake.