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The location of Opekiska









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Opekiska ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It lies just northeast of Opekiska. Morgantown has a population of 30,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wheeling. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northwest of Opekiska and has a population of 27,100 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 Opekiska and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
California (PA)   [Map]   6,364   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Canonsburg (PA)   [Map]   8,837   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Connellsville (PA)   [Map]   7,368   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Donora (PA)   [Map]   4,608   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Monessen (PA)   [Map]   7,339   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   9,824   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Washington (PA)   [Map]   13,566   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Moundsville   [Map]   8,494   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
New Martinsville   [Map]   5,138   W   43 miles [69.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Arnettsville   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Baker Ridge   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Barrackville   [Map]   1,299   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Brookhaven   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cassville   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fairview   [Map]   408   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Garden Village   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Grant Town   [Map]   601   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Granville   [Map]   2,560   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,164   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pleasant View   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Rivesville   [Map]   917   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Smithtown   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Star City   [Map]   1,958   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,182   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Monongalia County ...

Opekiska 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 Opekiska ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Opekiska. 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 Opekiska. 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, attractions 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 Opekiska ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fairmont Muni. (FAA ID: 4G7)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Greene Co. Airport (FAA ID: WAY)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   S   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Opekiska.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Opekiska. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   N   65 miles [104.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport  (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   N   55 miles [88.5 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.  (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   NNE   60 miles [96.6 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   N   65 miles [104.6 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport  (JST/KJST)   [Map]   NE   83 miles [133.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Fairmont Muni. (FAA ID: 4G7)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Greene Co. Airport (FAA ID: WAY)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Connellsville Airport (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Garrett Co. Airport  (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   SSW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Upshur County Rgnl.  (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   SSW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington Co. Airport (ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]   NNW   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
  Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
  Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Youngstown - Warren Rgnl.   (YNG/KYNG)   [Map]
  Website for Youngstown - Warren Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Connellsville Airport   (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Garrett Co. Airport   (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]
  Website for Garrett County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
  Website for Akron - Canton Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
  Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Washington Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rostraver Airport   (ICAO: KFWQ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
  Website for University Park Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
  Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
  Website for Allegheny County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
  Website for Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Monongalia County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Opekiska) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Opekiska. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5573, Longitude: -80.0556     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Opekiska 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Opekiska), 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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