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The location of Rig

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Rig ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Harrisonburg (VA). It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the south of Rig. Harrisonburg (VA) has a population of 53,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Winchester (VA). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the east of Rig and has a population of 27,500 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 and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   19,978   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Frostburg (MD)   [Map]   8,676   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bridgewater (VA)   [Map]   6,048   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Broadway (VA)   [Map]   3,860   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Elkton (VA)   [Map]   2,850   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   15,153   E   46 miles [74 km]
Luray (VA)   [Map]   4,816   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   6,583   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Timberville (VA)   [Map]   2,640   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Woodstock (VA)   [Map]   5,248   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,187   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Keyser   [Map]   5,200   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,956   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Moorefield   [Map]   2,473   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   2,573   SW   5 miles [8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]   309   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Arthur   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Baker   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bayard   [Map]   272   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Brushy Run   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Burlington   [Map]   ---   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Canaan Valley   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Davis   [Map]   655   W   23 miles [37 km]
Elk Garden   [Map]   224   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hartmansville   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lost City   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
New Creek   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Sulphur City   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wardensville   [Map]   272   E   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

Hardy County ...

Rig 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 Rig ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Arthur   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Rig   [Map]
Bass   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Fisher   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Fort Run   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadow   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Tannery   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Town Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Walnut Bottom   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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


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 Rig ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   WSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Luray Caverns Airport   [Map]   W45   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   NNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.(ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]   CBE   NNE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Front Royal Airport   [Map]   FRR   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   WSW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Bridgewater Air Park   [Map]   VBW   S   46 miles [74 km]
Winchester Rgnl.(ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]   OKV   E   48 miles [77.2 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 Rig.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rig. 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   NW   62 miles [99.8 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   85 miles [136.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNW   118 miles [189.9 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   E   127 miles [204.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   S   54 miles [86.9 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   WNW   65 miles [104.6 km]
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   SSE   69 miles [111 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   NNW   87 miles [140 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   N   88 miles [141.6 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   NNW   102 miles [164.2 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SW   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   WSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Luray Caverns Airport   [Map]   W45   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   NNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.(ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]   CBE   NNE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Front Royal Airport   [Map]   FRR   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   WSW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Bridgewater Air Park   [Map]   VBW   S   46 miles [74 km]
Winchester Rgnl.(ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]   OKV   E   48 miles [77.2 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
 
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
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
        Website for Allegheny County 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
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]
        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
 
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]
        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
 
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
        Website for Elkins - Randolph County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Rgnl.   (ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]
        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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International 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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia 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
 

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 Rig. 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 Rig.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rig. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0390, Longitude: -79.0456     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rig 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>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 Rig), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rig.