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The location of Chester

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Chester.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Chester ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Pittsburgh (PA). It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the east of Chester. Pittsburgh (PA) has a population of 304,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Canton (OH). It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the west of Chester and has a population of 71,300 people.

For comparison, Chester has a population of 2,500 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 from Chester and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alliance (OH)   [Map]   21,900   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Niles (OH)   [Map]   18,458   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Steubenville (OH)   [Map]   18,072   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Warren (OH)   [Map]   39,898   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Youngstown (OH)   [Map]   64,312   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Baldwin (PA)   [Map]   19,734   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bethel Park (PA)   [Map]   31,911   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
McKeesport (PA)   [Map]   19,273   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Monroeville (PA)   [Map]   27,953   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Murrysville (PA)   [Map]   20,042   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
New Castle (PA)   [Map]   22,142   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Plum (PA)   [Map]   27,399   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
West Mifflin (PA)   [Map]   19,921   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Weirton   [Map]   18,989   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wheeling   [Map]   27,375   S   37 miles [59.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Calcutta (OH)   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
East Liverpool (OH)   [Map]   10,743   N   Less than 2 miles
Empire (OH)   [Map]   277   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Glenmoor (OH)   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
La Croft (OH)   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Stratton (OH)   [Map]   274   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Wellsville (OH)   [Map]   3,374   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Georgetown (PA)   [Map]   171   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Glasgow (PA)   [Map]   59   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hookstown (PA)   [Map]   144   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Midland (PA)   [Map]   2,539   E   5 miles [8 km]
Fairhaven   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lawrenceville   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
New Cumberland   [Map]   1,051   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Newell   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Hancock County ...

Chester is located in Hancock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hancock County: Columbiana (OH), Jefferson (OH), Beaver (PA), Washington (PA) & Brooke.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chester ...

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.

Congo   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Chester   [Map]
Dry Run (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fairhaven   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Georgetown (PA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Glasgow (PA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hookstown (PA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Jethro (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Lennyville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Pleasant Heights (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Spring Grove (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chester ...

Looking for more information about Chester? 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 Chester, 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 Chester.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Chester


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 Chester ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Columbiana Co. Airport   [Map]   02G   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Beaver Co. Airport(ICAO: KBVI)   [Map]   BVI   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jefferson County Airpark    [Map]   2G2   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   ESE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   ESE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Youngstown Elser Metro Airport   [Map]   4G4   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Zelienople Muni.   [Map]   PJC   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Salem Airpark Inc Airport   [Map]   38D   NNW   27 miles [43.5 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 Chester.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Chester. 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
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   ESE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   WNW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   SSE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl. (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]   CLE   NW   86 miles [138.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   ESE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   ESE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Youngstown - Warren Rgnl. (YNG/KYNG)   [Map]   YNG   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   ESE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Wayne Co. Airport (ICAO: KBJJ)   [Map]   BJJ   WNW   71 miles [114.3 km]
Cuyahoga Co. Airport(CGF/KCGF)   [Map]   CGF   NW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Cleveland Airport (BKL/KBKL)   [Map]   BKL   NW   85 miles [136.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Columbiana Co. Airport   [Map]   02G   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Beaver Co. Airport(ICAO: KBVI)   [Map]   BVI   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jefferson County Airpark    [Map]   2G2   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Youngstown Elser Metro Airport   [Map]   4G4   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Zelienople Muni.   [Map]   PJC   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Salem Airpark Inc Airport   [Map]   38D   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Carroll County Airport   [Map]   TSO   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
New Castle Muni.(ICAO: KUCP)   [Map]   UCP   NNE   29 miles [46.7 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.

Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International 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
 
Wayne Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBJJ)   [Map]
        Website for Wayne County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cuyahoga Co. Airport   (CGF/KCGF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cleveland Airport   (BKL/KBKL)   [Map]
        Website for Cleveland / Burke Lakefront 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
 
Dubois Rgnl.   (DUJ/KDUJ)   [Map]
        Website for Dubois Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Beaver Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBVI)   [Map]
        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
 
New Castle Muni.   (ICAO: KUCP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport   (HLG/KHLG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Butler Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBTP)   [Map]
        Website for Butler County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Washington Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAFJ)   [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
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
        Website for University Park 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
 
Youngstown - Warren Rgnl.   (YNG/KYNG)   [Map]
        Website for Youngstown - Warren 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 Chester. 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 Chester.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Chester. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chester) 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 Chester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6129, Longitude: -80.5627     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chester 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 Chester), 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 Chester.