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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Franklin ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Harrisonburg (VA). It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the southeast of Franklin. Harrisonburg (VA) has a population of 54,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Staunton (VA). It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the southeast of Franklin and has a population of 24,500 people.

For comparison, Franklin has a population of 650 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 Franklin and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bridgewater (VA)   [Map]   6,062   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Broadway (VA)   [Map]   3,880   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Elkton (VA)   [Map]   2,844   E   41 miles [66 km]
Grottoes (VA)   [Map]   2,795   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Luray (VA)   [Map]   4,817   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Mount Jackson (VA)   [Map]   2,093   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
New Market (VA)   [Map]   2,237   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Shenandoah (VA)   [Map]   2,323   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Timberville (VA)   [Map]   2,645   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Waynesboro (VA)   [Map]   22,327   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Woodstock (VA)   [Map]   5,212   E   46 miles [74 km]
Belington   [Map]   1,864   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Moorefield   [Map]   2,433   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   2,593   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Briery Branch (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Coakley Town (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Cootes Store (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fulks Run (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hinton (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Monterey (VA)   [Map]   138   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ottobine (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Singers Glen (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Turleytown (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Brushy Run   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Circleville   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Harman   [Map]   138   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Harper   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Onego   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Thornwood   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

Pendleton County ...

Franklin is located in Pendleton County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pendleton County: Augusta (VA), Highland (VA), Rockingham (VA), Grant, Hardy, Pocahontas & Randolph.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Franklin ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Franklin ...

Looking for more information about Franklin? 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 Franklin, 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 Franklin.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Franklin


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 Franklin ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bridgewater Air Park   [Map]   VBW   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Eagles Nest Airport   [Map]   W13   SSE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Luray Caverns Airport   [Map]   W45   E   44 miles [70.8 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 Franklin.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Franklin. 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   NNW   75 miles [120.7 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ENE   102 miles [164.2 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   SE   134 miles [215.7 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNW   136 miles [218.9 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   ENE   147 miles [236.6 km]
University Park Airport (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]   UNV   NNE   171 miles [275.2 km]
Harrisburg Intl. (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]   MDT   NE   173 miles [278.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   SE   59 miles [95 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   NW   65 miles [104.6 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SW   79 miles [127.1 km]
Lynchburg Rgnl.(LYH/KLYH)   [Map]   LYH   S   91 miles [146.5 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   SSW   97 miles [156.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bridgewater Air Park   [Map]   VBW   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Eagles Nest Airport   [Map]   W13   SSE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Luray Caverns Airport   [Map]   W45   E   44 miles [70.8 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        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
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
        Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]
        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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ingalls Fld.   (ICAO: KHSP)   [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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
        Website for Baltimore - Washington 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
 
Harrisburg Intl.   (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]
        Website for Harrisburg International 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
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
        Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in West Virginia

About Pendleton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Franklin. 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 Franklin.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6476, Longitude: -79.3296     [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 Franklin), 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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