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The location of Peru









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Peru ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Harrisonburg (VA). It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the southeast of Peru. Harrisonburg (VA) has a population of 54,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Staunton (VA). It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the south of Peru and has a population of 24,500 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bridgewater (VA)   [Map]   6,062   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Broadway (VA)   [Map]   3,880   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elkton (VA)   [Map]   2,844   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   15,239   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Grottoes (VA)   [Map]   2,795   S   41 miles [66 km]
Luray (VA)   [Map]   4,817   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
New Market (VA)   [Map]   2,237   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Shenandoah (VA)   [Map]   2,323   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   6,617   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Timberville (VA)   [Map]   2,645   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Woodstock (VA)   [Map]   5,212   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Keyser   [Map]   5,077   N   41 miles [66 km]
Moorefield   [Map]   2,433   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   2,593   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Columbia Furnace (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cootes Store (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Fulks Run (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mayland (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Mount Jackson (VA)   [Map]   2,093   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Plains Mill (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Singers Glen (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Turleytown (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Arthur   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Baker   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Brushy Run   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Franklin   [Map]   652   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lost City   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Onego   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]

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

Hardy County ...

Peru is located in Hardy County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hardy County: Frederick (VA), Rockingham (VA), Shenandoah (VA), Grant, Hampshire & Pendleton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Peru ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Grant Co. Airport (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   NNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bridgewater Air Park (FAA ID: VBW)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Luray Caverns Airport (FAA ID: W45)   [Map]   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.  (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SSE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport  (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Front Royal Airport (FAA ID: FRR)   [Map]   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Garrett Co. Airport  (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   NNW   52 miles [83.7 km]
Eagles Nest Airport (FAA ID: W13)   [Map]   S   53 miles [85.3 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 Peru.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Peru. 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]   NW   71 miles [114.3 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   E   87 miles [140 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNW   129 miles [207.6 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl.  (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   E   131 miles [210.8 km]
Richmond Intl.  (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   SE   132 miles [212.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.  (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SSE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Charlottesville Airport  (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   SE   58 miles [93.3 km]
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   WNW   69 miles [111 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   SW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.  (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   N   100 miles [160.9 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport  (JST/KJST)   [Map]   N   102 miles [164.2 km]
Lynchburg Rgnl. (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]   S   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Grant Co. Airport (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   NNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bridgewater Air Park (FAA ID: VBW)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Luray Caverns Airport (FAA ID: W45)   [Map]   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport  (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Front Royal Airport (FAA ID: FRR)   [Map]   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Garrett Co. Airport  (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   NNW   52 miles [83.7 km]
Eagles Nest Airport (FAA ID: W13)   [Map]   S   53 miles [85.3 km]
Winchester Rgnl. (ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]   ENE   54 miles [86.9 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley 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
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
  Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
  Website for Elkins - Randolph County 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
 
Garrett Co. Airport   (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]
  Website for Garrett County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Rgnl.   (ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
  Website for Baltimore - Washington International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
  Website for Richmond International Airport
  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
 
Harrisburg Intl.   (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]
  Website for Harrisburg International 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
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
  Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Hardy County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Peru.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peru. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8409, Longitude: -79.0742     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peru 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 Peru), 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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