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The location of Rocky Ford

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rocky Ford.

This page contains six sections:

Around Rocky Ford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the north of Rocky Ford. Morgantown has a population of 30,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fairmont. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the north of Rocky Ford and has a population of 18,600 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 starting from Rocky Ford and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Belington   [Map]   1,910   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,364   N   23 miles [37 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,612   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   16,035   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,187   E   23 miles [37 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,127   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Granville   [Map]   2,562   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,956   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Mannington   [Map]   2,059   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,533   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,172   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Shinnston   [Map]   2,161   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Stonewood   [Map]   1,753   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Weston   [Map]   4,044   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,243   N   50 miles [80.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Audra   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Camden   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cleveland   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cox Town   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elk City   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Excelsior   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Frenchton   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Garton Village   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gormley   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hoover Town   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Jane Lew   [Map]   404   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lost Creek   [Map]   474   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Smith Village   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Valley Chapel   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wilsontown   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Upshur County ...

Rocky Ford is located in Upshur County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Upshur County: Barbour, Harrison, Lewis, Randolph & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Ford ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   NE   18 miles [29 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 Rocky Ford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rocky Ford. 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   NNE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   106 miles [170.6 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNW   148 miles [238.2 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   152 miles [244.6 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   WNW   156 miles [251.1 km]
University Park Airport (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]   UNV   NE   183 miles [294.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   N   23 miles [37 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   S   75 miles [120.7 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   WSW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   ESE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSW   92 miles [148.1 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   N   98 miles [157.7 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   NNE   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   NE   18 miles [29 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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh County Memorial 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
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
        Website for Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
        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
 
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
        Website for Elkins - Randolph County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
        Website for Port Columbus 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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager 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
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rocky Ford.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9548, Longitude: -80.2876     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Ford 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 Rocky Ford), 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 Rocky Ford.