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The location of Sun Valley

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sun Valley.

This page contains six sections:

Around Sun Valley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Pittsburgh (PA). It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the east of Sun Valley. Pittsburgh (PA) has a population of 304,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Canton (OH). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northwest of Sun Valley and has a population of 71,300 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 Sun Valley and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alliance (OH)   [Map]   21,900   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
New Philadelphia (OH)   [Map]   17,462   W   46 miles [74 km]
Steubenville (OH)   [Map]   18,072   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Youngstown (OH)   [Map]   64,312   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Baldwin (PA)   [Map]   19,734   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bethel Park (PA)   [Map]   31,911   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
McKeesport (PA)   [Map]   19,273   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Monroeville (PA)   [Map]   27,953   E   41 miles [66 km]
Murrysville (PA)   [Map]   20,042   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
New Castle (PA)   [Map]   22,142   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Plum (PA)   [Map]   27,399   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
West Mifflin (PA)   [Map]   19,921   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wilkinsburg (PA)   [Map]   15,586   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Weirton   [Map]   18,989   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Wheeling   [Map]   27,375   S   26 miles [41.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cream City (OH)   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Empire (OH)   [Map]   277   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Mingo Junction (OH)   [Map]   3,302   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
New Alexandria (OH)   [Map]   263   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Richmond (OH)   [Map]   455   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Stratton (OH)   [Map]   274   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sugar Grove (OH)   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Toronto (OH)   [Map]   4,851   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Wintersville (OH)   [Map]   3,774   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Frankfort Springs (PA)   [Map]   130   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Harshaville (PA)   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fairhaven   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Follansbee   [Map]   2,838   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hooverson Heights   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
New Cumberland   [Map]   1,051   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Hancock County ...

Sun Valley is located in Hancock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hancock County: Columbiana (OH), Jefferson (OH), Beaver (PA), Washington (PA) & Brooke.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sun Valley ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jefferson County Airpark    [Map]   2G2   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Columbiana Co. Airport   [Map]   02G   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport(HLG/KHLG)   [Map]   HLG   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Beaver Co. Airport(ICAO: KBVI)   [Map]   BVI   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Washington Co. Airport(ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]   AFJ   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Harrison Co. Airport   [Map]   8G6   WSW   27 miles [43.5 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 Sun Valley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sun Valley. 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   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NW   56 miles [90.1 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   SSE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl. (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]   CLE   NW   94 miles [151.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Youngstown - Warren Rgnl. (YNG/KYNG)   [Map]   YNG   N   56 miles [90.1 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   E   62 miles [99.8 km]
Wayne Co. Airport (ICAO: KBJJ)   [Map]   BJJ   WNW   75 miles [120.7 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   SSE   81 miles [130.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jefferson County Airpark    [Map]   2G2   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Columbiana Co. Airport   [Map]   02G   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wheeling - Ohio Co. Airport(HLG/KHLG)   [Map]   HLG   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Beaver Co. Airport(ICAO: KBVI)   [Map]   BVI   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Washington Co. Airport(ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]   AFJ   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Harrison Co. Airport   [Map]   8G6   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Carroll County Airport   [Map]   TSO   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Zelienople Muni.   [Map]   PJC   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.

Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
        Website for Pittsburgh International 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
 
Wayne Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBJJ)   [Map]
        Website for Wayne 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
 
Cuyahoga Co. Airport   (CGF/KCGF)   [Map]
        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
 
Beaver Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBVI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Washington Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]
        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
 
New Castle Muni.   (ICAO: KUCP)   [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
 
Rostraver Airport   (ICAO: KFWQ)   [Map]
        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
 
Youngstown - Warren Rgnl.   (YNG/KYNG)   [Map]
        Website for Youngstown - Warren Regional 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 ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Hancock County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4445, Longitude: -80.5681     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sun Valley 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 Sun Valley), 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 Sun Valley.