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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Shepherdstown ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Frederick (MD). It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the east of Shepherdstown. Frederick (MD) has a population of 71,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gaithersburg (MD). It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the southeast of Shepherdstown and has a population of 68,700 people.

For comparison, Shepherdstown has a population of 1,800 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 Shepherdstown and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Hagerstown (MD)   [Map]   40,306   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rockville (MD)   [Map]   68,401   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Westminster (MD)   [Map]   18,593   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Chambersburg (PA)   [Map]   20,878   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hanover (PA)   [Map]   15,607   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fairfax (VA)   [Map]   24,097   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   15,239   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Herndon (VA)   [Map]   24,532   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   54,215   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Manassas Park (VA)   [Map]   16,591   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Manassas (VA)   [Map]   41,501   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   ---   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Vienna (VA)   [Map]   16,544   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Winchester (VA)   [Map]   27,932   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Martinsburg   [Map]   17,404   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Boonsboro (MD)   [Map]   3,553   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Brownsville (MD)   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Eakles Mills (MD)   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fairplay (MD)   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Keedysville (MD)   [Map]   1,174   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rohrersville (MD)   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]   639   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Baker Heights   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bardane   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Bedington   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bolivar   [Map]   1,031   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Harpers Ferry   [Map]   281   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jefferson Village   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lower Town   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Scrabble   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Shepherdstown is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Washington (MD), Clarke (VA), Loudoun (VA) & Berkeley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shepherdstown ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shepherdstown ...

Looking for more information about Shepherdstown? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Shepherdstown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shepherdstown.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Shepherdstown Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Shepherdstown


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 Shepherdstown ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.(MRB/KMRB)   [Map]   MRB   WSW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hagerstown Rgnl. (HGR/KHGR)   [Map]   HGR   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Washington County Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Frederick Muni.(ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]   FDK   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Winchester Rgnl.(ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]   OKV   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Leesburg Exec.(ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]   JYO   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   SSE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Montgomery County Airpark (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]   GAI   ESE   38 miles [61.2 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 Shepherdstown.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Shepherdstown. 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
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   SSE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   ESE   63 miles [101.4 km]
Harrisburg Intl. (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]   MDT   NE   76 miles [122.3 km]
University Park Airport (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]   UNV   N   97 miles [156.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   NW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   SSW   95 miles [152.9 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SW   99 miles [159.3 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   NW   102 miles [164.2 km]
Reading Rgnl. (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]   RDG   NE   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.(MRB/KMRB)   [Map]   MRB   WSW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hagerstown Rgnl. (HGR/KHGR)   [Map]   HGR   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Washington County Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Frederick Muni.(ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]   FDK   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Winchester Rgnl.(ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]   OKV   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Leesburg Exec.(ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]   JYO   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Montgomery County Airpark (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]   GAI   ESE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chambersburg Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   38 miles [61.2 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.

Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
        Website for Baltimore - Washington 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
 
Reading Rgnl.   (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]
        Website for Reading Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.   (MRB/KMRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hagerstown Rgnl.   (HGR/KHGR)   [Map]
        Website for Hagerstown Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Frederick Muni.   (ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Rgnl.   (ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Leesburg Exec.   (ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery County Airpark   (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery County Airpark
        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
 
Carroll County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDMW)   [Map]
        Website for Carroll County Regional 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
 
Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Philadelphia Intl.   (PHL/KPHL)   [Map]
        Website for Philadelphia 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
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Jefferson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shepherdstown: www.shepherdstown.us/

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

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 Shepherdstown.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shepherdstown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shepherdstown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shepherdstown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4319, Longitude: -77.8048     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shepherdstown 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 Shepherdstown), 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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