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The location of Thomas

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Thomas ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the northwest of Thomas. Morgantown has a population of 30,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fairmont. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the northwest of Thomas and has a population of 18,600 people.

For comparison, Thomas has a population of 560 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 starting from Thomas and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Frostburg (MD)   [Map]   8,676   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,364   W   41 miles [66 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,612   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   16,035   W   46 miles [74 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,187   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,127   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Granville   [Map]   2,562   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Keyser   [Map]   5,200   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,956   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Moorefield   [Map]   2,473   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   2,573   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,533   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,172   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Shinnston   [Map]   2,161   W   46 miles [74 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,243   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   535   N   18 miles [29 km]
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,111   N   18 miles [29 km]
Oakland (MD)   [Map]   1,873   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Red House (MD)   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Aurora   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bayard   [Map]   272   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Canaan Valley   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Davis   [Map]   655   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hambleton   [Map]   225   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harman   [Map]   142   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hendricks   [Map]   265   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Montrose   [Map]   156   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Parsons   [Map]   1,423   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rowlesburg   [Map]   579   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Terra Alta   [Map]   1,491   N   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

Tucker County ...

Thomas is located in Tucker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tucker County: Barbour, Grant, Preston & Randolph.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thomas ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thomas ...

Looking for more information about Thomas? 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 Thomas, 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 Thomas.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Thomas


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 Thomas ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   ESE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   NNE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Morgantown Muni. (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   MGW   NNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   WNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   WNW   41 miles [66 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   WSW   42 miles [67.6 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 Thomas.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Thomas. 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   NNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNW   100 miles [160.9 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   110 miles [177 km]
University Park Airport (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]   UNV   NE   146 miles [235 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   E   151 miles [243 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NW   159 miles [255.9 km]
Harrisburg Intl. (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]   MDT   ENE   162 miles [260.7 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   SE   163 miles [262.3 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   WNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SSE   69 miles [111 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   N   77 miles [123.9 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   NNW   86 miles [138.4 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport (JST/KJST)   [Map]   JST   NNE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   SE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   NNW   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   ESE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Garrett Co. Airport (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]   2G4   NNE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   WNW   41 miles [66 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   WSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   WSW   42 miles [67.6 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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Garrett Co. Airport   (ICAO: K2G4)   [Map]
        Website for Garrett County Airport
        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
 
Greater Cumberland Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCBE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Connellsville Airport   (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]
        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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional 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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond 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
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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 Thomas.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Thomas. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thomas) 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 Thomas. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thomas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1473, Longitude: -79.4975     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thomas 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 Thomas), 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 Thomas.