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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Short Gap.

This page contains six sections:

Around Short Gap ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Winchester (VA). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southeast of Short Gap. Winchester (VA) has a population of 27,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Cumberland (MD). It lies just north of Short Gap 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 and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Frostburg (MD)   [Map]   8,642   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,080   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bedford (PA)   [Map]   2,724   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Berlin (PA)   [Map]   1,989   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Meyersdale (PA)   [Map]   2,056   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Somerset (PA)   [Map]   5,945   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Windber (PA)   [Map]   3,902   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   1,999   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   6,617   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Woodstock (VA)   [Map]   5,212   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Keyser   [Map]   5,077   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   W   46 miles [74 km]
Martinsburg   [Map]   17,404   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Moorefield   [Map]   2,433   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   2,593   SW   41 miles [66 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Eckhart Mines (MD)   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Klondike (MD)   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
La Vale (MD)   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Loarville (MD)   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lonaconing (MD)   [Map]   1,128   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Midland (MD)   [Map]   424   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Midlothian (MD)   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pinto (MD)   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Rawlings (MD)   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Woodland (MD)   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Carpendale   [Map]   928   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fort Ashby   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Ridgeley   [Map]   630   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Wiley Ford   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]

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

Mineral County ...

Short Gap 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 Short Gap ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.(ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]   CBE   NNE   5 miles [8 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Somerset Co. Airport    [Map]   2G9   NNW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bedford Co. Airport    [Map]   HMZ   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   SSW   41 miles [66 km]
Seven Springs Airport   [Map]   7SP   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Winchester Rgnl.(ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]   OKV   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.(MRB/KMRB)   [Map]   MRB   ESE   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 Short Gap.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Short Gap. 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   W   59 miles [95 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ESE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NW   99 miles [159.3 km]
University Park Airport (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]   UNV   NNE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   ESE   117 miles [188.3 km]
Harrisburg Intl. (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]   MDT   ENE   117 miles [188.3 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   N   53 miles [85.3 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   NNW   59 miles [95 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   WSW   77 miles [123.9 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   NW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   S   88 miles [141.6 km]
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   S   98 miles [157.7 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   NW   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.(ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]   CBE   NNE   5 miles [8 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Somerset Co. Airport    [Map]   2G9   NNW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bedford Co. Airport    [Map]   HMZ   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   SSW   41 miles [66 km]
Seven Springs Airport   [Map]   7SP   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Winchester Rgnl.(ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]   OKV   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.(MRB/KMRB)   [Map]   MRB   ESE   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
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional 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
 
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCBE)   [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
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]
        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
 
Winchester Rgnl.   (ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.   (MRB/KMRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Connellsville Airport   (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Altoona - Blair Co. Airport   (AOO/KAOO)   [Map]
        Website for Altoona - Blair County 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
 
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
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
        Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County 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
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
        Website for North Central West Virginia 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
 

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About Mineral County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Short Gap. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5437, Longitude: -78.8111     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Short Gap 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 Short Gap), 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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