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The location of Terra Alta

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Introduction ...

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 30,900 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 20,000 people.

For comparison, Terra Alta has a population of 1,500 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 driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Frostburg (MD)   [Map]   8,676   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
California (PA)   [Map]   6,466   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Connellsville (PA)   [Map]   7,437   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Mount Pleasant (PA)   [Map]   4,325   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Scottdale (PA)   [Map]   4,211   N   46 miles [74 km]
Somerset (PA)   [Map]   5,991   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   9,942   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,364   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,612   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   16,035   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,187   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,622   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,127   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Keyser   [Map]   5,200   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,243   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   380   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   535   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
McHenry (MD)   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,111   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Oakland (MD)   [Map]   1,873   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Red House (MD)   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Albright   [Map]   286   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Arthurdale   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Aurora   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bayard   [Map]   272   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Heathers Run   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,956   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Reedsville   [Map]   596   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rowlesburg   [Map]   579   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tunnelton   [Map]   297   W   11 miles [17.7 km]

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 ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Amboy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Terra Alta   [Map]
Aurora   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Cranesville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Freeport   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Heathers Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Kingwood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Lake Ford (MD)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Salt Lick   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunnyside (MD)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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 Tourism Map for Terra Alta.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 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
    Terra Alta Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map 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.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Connellsville Airport(ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]   VVS   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   WSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Seven Springs Airport   [Map]   7SP   NNE   40 miles [64.4 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 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.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   ESE   116 miles [186.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   WSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   N   57 miles [91.7 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   NNW   66 miles [106.2 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   NNE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   NNW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SSE   88 miles [141.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Connellsville Airport(ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]   VVS   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Seven Springs Airport   [Map]   7SP   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   SSW   41 miles [66 km]
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.(ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]   CBE   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.

Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
        Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
        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
 
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
        Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County 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
 
Garrett Co. Airport   (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]
        Website for Garrett County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Connellsville Airport   (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
        Website for Elkins - Randolph County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
        Website for Upshur 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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional 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
 
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
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
        Website for Allegheny County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of 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: 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 Terra Alta.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Terra Alta. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 that we are using 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>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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Terra Alta.