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Around Gaston ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the northeast of Gaston. Morgantown has a population of 30,500 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Fairmont. It lies immediately northeast of Gaston and has a population of 18,400 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gaston.<2>

  • Barrackville [Marion County]
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    • Barrackville [Marion County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Gaston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrackville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Enterprise [Harrison County]
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    • Enterprise [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Gaston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fairmont [Marion County]
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    • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Gaston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,388 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<4>
  • Farmington [Marion County]
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    • Farmington [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Gaston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 365 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<4>
  • Garden Village [Marion County]
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    • Garden Village [Marion County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Gaston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Grant Town [Marion County]
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    • Grant Town [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Gaston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 594 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Helens Run [Marion County]
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      • Helens Run [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Gaston
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    • Katy [Marion County]
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      • Katy [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Gaston
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    • Monongah [Marion County]
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      • Monongah [Marion County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Gaston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,149 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monongah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monongah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monongah<4>
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
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      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Gaston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,141 people
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    • Pleasant View [Marion County]
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      • Pleasant View [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Gaston
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    • Rivesville [Marion County]
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      • Rivesville [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Gaston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 903 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rivesville<4>
    • Samaria [Marion County]
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      • Samaria [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Gaston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samaria
    • Whitehall [Marion County]
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      • Whitehall [Marion County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Gaston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehall
    • Worthington [Marion County]
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      • Worthington [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Gaston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Worthington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worthington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Worthington<4>

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

Marion County ...

Gaston is located in Marion County<5>.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gaston ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gaston.

Airports Near Gaston ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Gaston and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Gaston.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Marion County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gaston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://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 Gaston.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gaston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gaston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4626, Longitude: -80.1784       In this case, the coordinates for Gaston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Marion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Gaston), 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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