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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sand Fork.

This page contains six sections:

Around Sand Fork ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Parkersburg. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northwest of Sand Fork. Parkersburg has a population of 30,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fairmont. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northeast of Sand Fork and has a population of 18,500 people.

For comparison, Sand Fork has a population of 150 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 from Sand Fork and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
New Martinsville   [Map]   5,138   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Paden City   [Map]   2,424   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,164   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Shinnston   [Map]   2,129   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,111   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,370   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Williamstown   [Map]   2,906   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Arnett   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Auburn   [Map]   90   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Burnsville   [Map]   490   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Camden   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cox Town   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Exchange   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Flatwoods   [Map]   270   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Garton Village   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gassaway   [Map]   873   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Glenville   [Map]   1,473   W   5 miles [8 km]
Grantsville   [Map]   531   W   18 miles [29 km]
Heaters   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Smith Village   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sutton   [Map]   988   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Truebada   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles

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

Gilmer County ...

Sand Fork is located in Gilmer County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Gilmer County: Braxton, Calhoun, Doddridge, Lewis & Ritchie.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sand Fork ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   SSE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   ENE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   S   45 miles [72.4 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 Sand Fork.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sand Fork. 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   NE   67 miles [107.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNE   112 miles [180.2 km]
Port Columbus Intl. (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   CMH   NW   136 miles [218.9 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNW   142 miles [228.5 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   WNW   166 miles [267.2 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   176 miles [283.2 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   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   SW   59 miles [95 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SSE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SSW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Tri-State Airport (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   HTS   WSW   104 miles [167.4 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   NNE   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   SSE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   ENE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Richwood Muni.   [Map]   3I4   S   45 miles [72.4 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
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
        Website for Tri-State 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
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
        Website for Elkins - Randolph County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager 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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sand Fork. 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 Sand Fork.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Sand Fork. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sand Fork) 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 Sand Fork. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sand Fork

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Fork. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9154, Longitude: -80.7477     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sand Fork 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 Sand Fork), 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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