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The location of Vernon









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Vernon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Clarksburg. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the north of Vernon. Clarksburg has a population of 15,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bridgeport. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the north of Vernon and has a population of 8,600 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Vernon and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Belington   [Map]   1,864   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Glenville   [Map]   1,473   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Harrisville   [Map]   1,740   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Nutter Fort   [Map]   1,540   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Richwood   [Map]   1,906   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Salem   [Map]   1,492   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Shinnston   [Map]   2,129   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,111   W   46 miles [74 km]
Stonewood   [Map]   1,737   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Summersville   [Map]   3,361   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   N   22 miles [35.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Arnett   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Burnsville   [Map]   490   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cleveland   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Erbacon   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Exchange   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Flatwoods   [Map]   270   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Frenchton   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gassaway   [Map]   873   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Goshen   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hacker Valley   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Heaters   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Helvetia   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hoover Town   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sutton   [Map]   988   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wilsontown   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Braxton County ...

Vernon is located in Braxton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Braxton County: Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Lewis, Nicholas & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vernon ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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


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 Vernon ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Upshur County Rgnl.  (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   SSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport  (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   ENE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Vernon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Vernon. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NNE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   N   123 miles [197.9 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NW   155 miles [249.4 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   NNW   160 miles [257.5 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   E   164 miles [263.9 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   WNW   183 miles [294.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   NNE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   S   59 miles [95 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   WSW   63 miles [101.4 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   SSW   72 miles [115.9 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.  (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   ESE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.  (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   SSE   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Braxton Co. Airport (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Upshur County Rgnl.  (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Richwood Muni. (FAA ID: 3I4)   [Map]   SSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport  (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   ENE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Summersville Airport (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]   SSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
  Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
  Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
  Website for Tri-State Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
  Website for Allegheny County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
  Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
  Website for Elkins - Randolph County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Summersville Airport   (ICAO: KSXL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
  Website for Akron - Canton Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
  Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vernon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://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 Vernon.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vernon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7112, Longitude: -80.4943     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vernon 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 Vernon), 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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