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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rough Run.

This page contains six sections:

Around Rough Run ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Harrisonburg (VA). It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the southeast of Rough Run. Harrisonburg (VA) has a population of 53,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Front Royal (VA). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the east of Rough Run and has a population of 15,200 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bridgewater (VA)   [Map]   6,048   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Broadway (VA)   [Map]   3,860   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Elkton (VA)   [Map]   2,850   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Grottoes (VA)   [Map]   2,799   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Luray (VA)   [Map]   4,816   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
New Market (VA)   [Map]   2,207   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Shenandoah (VA)   [Map]   2,334   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   6,583   E   41 miles [66 km]
Timberville (VA)   [Map]   2,640   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Woodstock (VA)   [Map]   5,248   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,187   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Keyser   [Map]   5,200   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,956   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Moorefield   [Map]   2,473   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   2,573   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Columbia Furnace (VA)   [Map]   ---   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cootes Store (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Fulks Run (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Singers Glen (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Turleytown (VA)   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Arthur   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Baker   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Brushy Run   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Canaan Valley   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Circleville   [Map]   ---   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Davis   [Map]   655   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Franklin   [Map]   662   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Harman   [Map]   142   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lost City   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Grant County ...

Rough Run is located in Grant County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Grant County: Garrett (MD), Hardy, Mineral, Pendleton & Tucker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rough Run ...

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.

Bass   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast of Rough Run   [Map]
Brake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Brushy Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cabins   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Miles   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Pansy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Peru   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Seemly (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Town Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Rough Run.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Luray Caverns Airport   [Map]   W45   ESE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bridgewater Air Park   [Map]   VBW   SSE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SSE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Front Royal Airport   [Map]   FRR   E   46 miles [74 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   NNW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.(ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]   CBE   NNE   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 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 Rough Run.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rough Run. 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   66 miles [106.2 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   89 miles [143.2 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNW   125 miles [201.2 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   E   132 miles [212.4 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   SE   136 miles [218.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SSE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   SE   63 miles [101.4 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   WNW   65 miles [104.6 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   N   96 miles [154.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SW   99 miles [159.3 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   N   99 miles [159.3 km]
Lynchburg Rgnl.(LYH/KLYH)   [Map]   LYH   S   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Luray Caverns Airport   [Map]   W45   ESE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bridgewater Air Park   [Map]   VBW   SSE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Front Royal Airport   [Map]   FRR   E   46 miles [74 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   NNW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.(ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]   CBE   NNE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   WNW   53 miles [85.3 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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley 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
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]
        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
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
        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
 
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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond 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
 
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
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
        Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Grant County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rough Run. 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 Rough Run.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rough Run. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8954, Longitude: -79.1198     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rough Run 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 Rough Run), 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 Rough Run.