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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Schell ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northwest of Schell. Morgantown has a population of 30,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Cumberland (MD). It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the northeast of Schell and has a population of 19,700 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 Schell and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Frostburg (MD)   [Map]   8,642   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Connellsville (PA)   [Map]   7,368   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Masontown (PA)   [Map]   3,322   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Somerset (PA)   [Map]   5,945   N   46 miles [74 km]
Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   9,824   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Granville   [Map]   2,560   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Keyser   [Map]   5,077   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   2,593   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,164   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,182   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bloomington (MD)   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   369   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]   305   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   528   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Luke (MD)   [Map]   61   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,080   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Oakland (MD)   [Map]   1,838   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Red House (MD)   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Swanton (MD)   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bayard   [Map]   269   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Elk Garden   [Map]   220   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hartmansville   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
New Creek   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Piedmont   [Map]   813   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sulphur City   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Mineral County ...

Schell is located in Mineral County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Schell ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.(ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]   CBE   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   WNW   40 miles [64.4 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 Schell.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Schell. 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   WNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ESE   100 miles [160.9 km]
University Park Airport (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]   UNV   NE   127 miles [204.4 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   E   138 miles [222.1 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   W   51 miles [82.1 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   N   64 miles [103 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   NNE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SSE   76 miles [122.3 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   NNW   78 miles [125.5 km]
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   SSE   93 miles [149.7 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   NNW   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.(ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]   CBE   NE   32 miles [51.5 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
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
        Website for Allegheny County 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
 
Garrett Co. Airport   (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]
        Website for Garrett County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCBE)   [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
 
Connellsville Airport   (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Rgnl.   (ICAO: KOKV)   [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
 
Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
        Website for Baltimore - Washington International 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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia 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
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
        Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria 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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mineral County: www.mineralcountywv.com/

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 Schell.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Schell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3420, Longitude: -79.2570     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Schell 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 Schell), 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 Schell.



 
 
 

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