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The location of Salem









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Salem ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northeast of Salem. Morgantown has a population of 30,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fairmont. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the northeast of Salem and has a population of 18,500 people.

For comparison, Salem has a population of 1,500 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 Salem and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,673   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   3,612   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   3,985   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Moundsville   [Map]   8,494   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
New Martinsville   [Map]   5,138   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,164   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,182   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Adamston   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Anmoore   [Map]   749   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Despard   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gore   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jane Lew   [Map]   392   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lost Creek   [Map]   474   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lumberport   [Map]   848   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Nutter Fort   [Map]   1,540   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
O'Neill   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Smithburg   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Smithfield   [Map]   152   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Stonewood   [Map]   1,737   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Valley Chapel   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
West Milford   [Map]   609   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
West Union   [Map]   833   W   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Harrison County ...

Salem is located in Harrison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Barbour, Doddridge, Lewis, Marion, Taylor, Upshur & Wetzel.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Salem ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Salem ...

Looking for more information about Salem? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Salem, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Salem.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Salem Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Salem


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 Salem ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fairmont Muni. (FAA ID: 4G7)   [Map]   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Upshur County Rgnl.  (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   S   41 miles [66 km]
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Marshall Co. Airport (FAA ID: MPG)   [Map]   NNW   42 miles [67.6 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 Salem.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Salem. 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   42 miles [67.6 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   N   85 miles [136.8 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   NNW   121 miles [194.7 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   WNW   133 miles [214 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport  (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   NNE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   SW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   N   85 miles [136.8 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.  (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   NE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   S   98 miles [157.7 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SSW   107 miles [172.2 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport  (JST/KJST)   [Map]   NE   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Fairmont Muni. (FAA ID: 4G7)   [Map]   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Upshur County Rgnl.  (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   S   41 miles [66 km]
Marshall Co. Airport (FAA ID: MPG)   [Map]   NNW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Monroe Co. Airport (FAA ID: 4G5)   [Map]   NW   44 miles [70.8 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
 
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
  Website for Arnold Palmer Regional 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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial 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
 
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
  Website for Upshur County Regional 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
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [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
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Washington Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport   (HLG/KHLG)   [Map]
  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
 
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl.   (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]
  Website for Cleveland / Hopkins International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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 Salem.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Salem. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Salem

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2850, Longitude: -80.5640     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salem 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 Salem), 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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