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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Shafer ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the northwest of Shafer. Morgantown has a population of 30,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fairmont. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the northwest of Shafer and has a population of 18,500 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Frostburg (MD)   [Map]   8,642   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Masontown (PA)   [Map]   3,322   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   9,824   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   W   41 miles [66 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Keyser   [Map]   5,077   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   N   18 miles [29 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   2,593   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,164   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,182   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   528   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,080   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Oakland (MD)   [Map]   1,838   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Red House (MD)   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Aurora   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bayard   [Map]   269   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Canaan Valley   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Davis   [Map]   644   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hambleton   [Map]   217   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hendricks   [Map]   257   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Parsons   [Map]   1,415   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rowlesburg   [Map]   577   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Terra Alta   [Map]   1,501   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Thomas   [Map]   556   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tunnelton   [Map]   298   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Tucker County ...

Shafer is located in Tucker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tucker County: Barbour, Grant, Preston & Randolph.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shafer ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   WNW   35 miles [56.3 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   WSW   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 Shafer.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Shafer. 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   NNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   114 miles [183.5 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   35 miles [56.3 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   N   73 miles [117.5 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SSE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   NNW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   NNE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   NNW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   SE   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   WNW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   WSW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   WSW   40 miles [64.4 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
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
        Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria 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
 
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
        Website for Elkins - Randolph County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]
        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
 
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
        Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Connellsville Airport   (ICAO: KVVS)   [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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional 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
 
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
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in West Virginia

About Tucker County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shafer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2193, Longitude: -79.5678     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shafer 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 Shafer), 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 Shafer.



 
 
 

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