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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Fairmont ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the northeast of Fairmont. Morgantown has a population of 30,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wheeling. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northwest of Fairmont and has a population of 27,100 people.

For comparison, Fairmont has a population of 18,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Fairmont and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
California (PA)   [Map]   6,364   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Connellsville (PA)   [Map]   7,368   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Donora (PA)   [Map]   4,608   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Monessen (PA)   [Map]   7,339   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Monongahela (PA)   [Map]   4,146   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   9,824   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Washington (PA)   [Map]   13,566   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Moundsville   [Map]   8,494   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
New Martinsville   [Map]   5,138   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,182   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Arnettsville   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Barrackville   [Map]   1,299   NW   Less than 2 miles
Enterprise   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Farmington   [Map]   369   W   5 miles [8 km]
Garden Village   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Grant Town   [Map]   601   N   5 miles [8 km]
Hebron   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Helens Run   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Monongah   [Map]   1,124   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,164   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pleasant View   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rivesville   [Map]   917   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Smithtown   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Whitehall   [Map]   660   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Worthington   [Map]   154   W   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Marion County ...

Fairmont is located in Marion County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Harrison, Monongalia, Taylor & Wetzel.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairmont ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fairmont ...

Looking for more information about Fairmont? 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 Fairmont, 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 Fairmont.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Fairmont


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 Fairmont ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   SSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Greene Co. Airport   [Map]   WAY   N   28 miles [45.1 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 Fairmont.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fairmont. 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   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   69 miles [111 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   SSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   N   61 miles [98.2 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   NE   67 miles [107.8 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   N   69 miles [111 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   NE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SE   107 miles [172.2 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   SW   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Greene Co. Airport   [Map]   WAY   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   SSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Connellsville Airport(ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]   VVS   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Marshall Co. Airport   [Map]   MPG   NW   41 miles [66 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager 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
 
Connellsville Airport   (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Washington Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rostraver Airport   (ICAO: KFWQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport   (HLG/KHLG)   [Map]
        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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia 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
 
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 ...

The official website for Fairmont: www.cityoffairmontwv.com/

The official website for Marion County: www.marioncountywv.com/

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 Fairmont.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairmont. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4850, Longitude: -80.1459     [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 Fairmont), 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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