RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Shannon, West Virginia
(Ohio County)

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other WV
Communities

 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
West Virginia
 
The Commemorative Quarter for West Virginia

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Shannon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Pittsburgh (PA). It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the northeast of where Shannon would have been located. Pittsburgh (PA) has a population of 302,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bethel Park (PA). It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the east of Shannon and has a population of 32,400 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 and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
New Philadelphia (OH)   [Map]   17,424   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Steubenville (OH)   [Map]   18,003   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Baldwin (PA)   [Map]   19,610   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Franklin Park (PA)   [Map]   14,552   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jefferson Hills (PA)   [Map]   11,226   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
McKeesport (PA)   [Map]   19,245   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Monroeville (PA)   [Map]   27,716   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Munhall (PA)   [Map]   11,158   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Washington (PA)   [Map]   13,566   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
West Mifflin (PA)   [Map]   19,839   E   41 miles [66 km]
Whitehall (PA)   [Map]   13,733   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wilkinsburg (PA)   [Map]   15,554   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Morgantown   [Map]   30,547   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Weirton   [Map]   18,685   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Wheeling   [Map]   27,066   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Brilliant (OH)   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Highland City (OH)   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   6,659   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rayland (OH)   [Map]   399   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Tiltonsville (OH)   [Map]   1,297   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Yorkville (OH)   [Map]   1,028   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
West Alexander (PA)   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Beech Bottom   [Map]   482   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bethany   [Map]   888   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Clearview   [Map]   497   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Clinton   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Dutch Town   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Valley Grove   [Map]   357   SE   5 miles [8 km]
West Liberty   [Map]   1,463   E   Less than 2 miles
Windsor Heights   [Map]   390   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Ohio County ...

Shannon would have been located within present day Ohio County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ohio County: Belmont (OH), Jefferson (OH), Washington (PA), Brooke & Marshall.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shannon ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport(HLG/KHLG)   [Map]   HLG   NW   Less than 2 miles
Jefferson County Airpark    [Map]   2G2   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Washington Co. Airport(ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]   AFJ   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Marshall Co. Airport   [Map]   MPG   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Harrison Co. Airport   [Map]   8G6   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Barnesville Airport   [Map]   6G5   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Greene Co. Airport   [Map]   WAY   SE   31 miles [49.9 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 Shannon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Shannon. 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
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   SE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NW   67 miles [107.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   ENE   39 miles [62.8 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   SSE   63 miles [101.4 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   E   64 miles [103 km]
Youngstown - Warren Rgnl. (YNG/KYNG)   [Map]   YNG   N   76 miles [122.3 km]
Wayne Co. Airport (ICAO: KBJJ)   [Map]   BJJ   NW   82 miles [132 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport(HLG/KHLG)   [Map]   HLG   NW   Less than 2 miles
Jefferson County Airpark    [Map]   2G2   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Washington Co. Airport(ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]   AFJ   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Marshall Co. Airport   [Map]   MPG   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Harrison Co. Airport   [Map]   8G6   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Barnesville Airport   [Map]   6G5   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Greene Co. Airport   [Map]   WAY   SE   31 miles [49.9 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.

Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Youngstown - Warren Rgnl.   (YNG/KYNG)   [Map]
        Website for Youngstown - Warren Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wayne Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBJJ)   [Map]
        Website for Wayne 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
 
Cleveland Airport   (BKL/KBKL)   [Map]
        Website for Cleveland / Burke Lakefront Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport   (HLG/KHLG)   [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
 
Rostraver Airport   (ICAO: KFWQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harry Clever Fld.   (ICAO: KPHD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl.   (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]
        Website for Cleveland / Hopkins International Airport
        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
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
        Website for University Park 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
 
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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Ohio County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Shannon.

- Return to Citation

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shannon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1581, Longitude: -80.6267     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shannon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Shannon), 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.

- Return to Citation



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   WV
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 15 Sep 2018
By John Hall