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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Union ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the north of Union. Morgantown has a population of 30,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fairmont. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the north of Union and has a population of 18,500 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 you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,080   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Granville   [Map]   2,560   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mannington   [Map]   2,043   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   2,593   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,164   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Shinnston   [Map]   2,129   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   W   23 miles [37 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,182   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Adaland   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Audra   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Belington   [Map]   1,864   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Berryburg   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Elk City   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Excelsior   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Flemington   [Map]   312   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gormley   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Junior   [Map]   487   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Knottsville   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Leadsville   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Montrose   [Map]   154   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Valley Bend   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wellington Heights   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Womelsdorf   [Map]   242   S   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Barbour County ...

Union is located in Barbour County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Union ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   NNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   SSE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   NNW   24 miles [38.6 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 Union.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Union. 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   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   N   96 miles [154.5 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   138 miles [222.1 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNW   145 miles [233.4 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   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   AGC   N   86 miles [138.4 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   NNE   87 miles [140 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SSW   87 miles [140 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   ---   N   96 miles [154.5 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   WSW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SW   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   NNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   SSE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   NNW   24 miles [38.6 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
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
        Website for Yeager Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh County Memorial 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
 
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
        Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
        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
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [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
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
        Website for Akron - Canton Regional Airport
        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
 
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
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
        Website for Allegheny County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1002, Longitude: -80.0384     [Map].

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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 Union), 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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