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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Salem ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Bethel Park (PA). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northwest of Salem. Bethel Park (PA) has a population of 32,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Morgantown. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the west of Salem and has a population of 30,500 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 it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   19,707   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Baldwin (PA)   [Map]   19,610   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Brentwood (PA)   [Map]   9,398   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Greensburg (PA)   [Map]   14,299   N   41 miles [66 km]
Jefferson Hills (PA)   [Map]   11,226   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
McKeesport (PA)   [Map]   19,245   N   46 miles [74 km]
Monroeville (PA)   [Map]   27,716   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Munhall (PA)   [Map]   11,158   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Murrysville (PA)   [Map]   19,800   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   9,824   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Washington (PA)   [Map]   13,566   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
West Mifflin (PA)   [Map]   19,839   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Whitehall (PA)   [Map]   13,733   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Accident (MD)   [Map]   314   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Friendsville (MD)   [Map]   475   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
McHenry (MD)   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Addison (PA)   [Map]   197   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Confluence (PA)   [Map]   736   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hopwood (PA)   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Markleysburg (PA)   [Map]   276   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mount Washington (PA)   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ohiopyle (PA)   [Map]   57   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ursina (PA)   [Map]   214   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Albright   [Map]   282   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Brandonville   [Map]   105   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bruceton Mills   [Map]   86   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cheat Lake   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Preston County ...

Salem is located in Preston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Preston County: Garrett (MD), Fayette (PA), Barbour, Grant, Monongalia, Taylor & Tucker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Salem ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 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 Salem ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Connellsville Airport(ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]   VVS   NNW   18 miles [29 km]
Seven Springs Airport   [Map]   7SP   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mount Pleasant Airport   [Map]   P45   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Greene Co. Airport   [Map]   WAY   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   WSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Rostraver Airport(ICAO: KFWQ)   [Map]   FWQ   NNW   37 miles [59.5 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 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)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNW   64 miles [103 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   NNW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   NE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   NNW   64 miles [103 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Connellsville Airport(ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]   VVS   NNW   18 miles [29 km]
Seven Springs Airport   [Map]   7SP   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mount Pleasant Airport   [Map]   P45   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Greene Co. Airport   [Map]   WAY   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   WSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Rostraver Airport(ICAO: KFWQ)   [Map]   FWQ   NNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Somerset Co. Airport    [Map]   2G9   NE   37 miles [59.5 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
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dubois Rgnl.   (DUJ/KDUJ)   [Map]
        Website for Dubois Regional 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
 
Connellsville Airport   (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rostraver Airport   (ICAO: KFWQ)   [Map]
        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
 
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Washington Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAFJ)   [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
 
Harrisburg Intl.   (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]
        Website for Harrisburg International 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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia 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
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
        Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

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 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 Salem.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7048, Longitude: -79.5775     [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>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 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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