Below are places that are close (or relative) to Terra Alta.
This page contains seven sections:
Around Terra Alta ...
The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the northwest of Terra Alta. Morgantown has a population of 30,500 people.<1>
The next largest community is Cumberland (MD).
It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the east of Terra Alta and has a population of 19,700 people.
For comparison, Terra Alta has a population of 1,500 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 driven.<2>
|Frostburg (MD) [Map] ||8,642|| NE ||35 miles [56.3 km]|
|California (PA) [Map] ||6,364|| NW ||46 miles [74 km]|
|Connellsville (PA) [Map] ||7,368|| N ||39 miles [62.8 km]|
|Mount Pleasant (PA) [Map] ||4,295|| N ||48 miles [77.2 km]|
|Scottdale (PA) [Map] ||4,179|| N ||46 miles [74 km]|
|Somerset (PA) [Map] ||5,945|| NE ||46 miles [74 km]|
|Uniontown (PA) [Map] ||9,824|| N ||32 miles [51.5 km]|
|Bridgeport [Map] ||8,635|| W ||38 miles [61.2 km]|
|Buckhannon [Map] ||5,529|| SW ||48 miles [77.2 km]|
|Clarksburg [Map] ||15,621|| W ||44 miles [70.8 km]|
|Elkins [Map] ||7,047|| SW ||39 miles [62.8 km]|
|Fairmont [Map] ||18,467|| W ||32 miles [51.5 km]|
|Grafton [Map] ||5,077|| W ||26 miles [41.8 km]|
|Keyser [Map] ||5,077|| E ||29 miles [46.7 km]|
|Westover [Map] ||4,182|| NW ||26 miles [41.8 km]|
The following is a sample of neighboring communities:
For more communities neighboring Terra Alta, please visit our County-by-County Page for Terra Alta.
Preston County ...
Terra Alta is located in Preston County.
The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Preston County: Garrett (MD), Fayette (PA), Barbour, Grant, Monongalia, Taylor & Tucker.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Terra Alta ...
This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Terra Alta.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Terra Alta ...
Looking for more information about Terra Alta? 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 Terra Alta, 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 Terra Alta.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Terra Alta. 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 Terra Alta. 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, attractions 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
Terra Alta Tourism
Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Terra Alta
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 Terra Alta ...
Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Terra Alta.
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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Terra Alta.
Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Terra Alta. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.
Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service
General Aviation Airports
|Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code) ||Dir||Distance|
|Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4) [Map]|| NE ||14 miles [22.5 km]|
|Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D) [Map]|| SW ||33 miles [53.1 km]|
|Fairmont Muni. (FAA ID: 4G7) [Map]|| W ||33 miles [53.1 km]|
|Connellsville Airport (ICAO: KVVS) [Map]|| N ||36 miles [57.9 km]|
|Grant Co. Airport (ICAO: KW99) [Map]|| SE ||37 miles [59.5 km]|
|Seven Springs Airport (FAA ID: 7SP) [Map]|| NNE ||40 miles [64.4 km]|
|Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN) [Map]|| SSW ||41 miles [66 km]|
|Greater Cumberland Rgnl. (ICAO: KCBE) [Map]|| ENE ||43 miles [69.2 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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Find a Community located in West Virginia
About Preston County
About West Virginia
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Terra Alta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
|<1>||Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Terra Alta.|
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|<2>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Terra Alta) 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 Terra Alta. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Terra Alta
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terra Alta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4443, Longitude: -79.5436 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Terra Alta 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>||When we are planning a trip (for example, to Terra Alta), 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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