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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Wheeler ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fairmont. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northwest of where Wheeler would have been located. Fairmont has a population of 18,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Clarksburg. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northwest of Wheeler and has a population of 15,600 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 from Wheeler and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,080   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Oakland (MD)   [Map]   1,838   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Bridgewater (VA)   [Map]   6,062   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Belington   [Map]   1,864   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Moorefield   [Map]   2,433   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   2,593   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,164   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Shinnston   [Map]   2,129   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   W   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Beverly   [Map]   675   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Canaan Valley   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Canfield   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Circleville   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hambleton   [Map]   217   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Harman   [Map]   138   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hendricks   [Map]   257   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Huttonsville   [Map]   215   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Junior   [Map]   487   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Leadsville   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mill Creek   [Map]   696   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Montrose   [Map]   154   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Onego   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Parsons   [Map]   1,415   N   18 miles [29 km]
Womelsdorf   [Map]   242   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Randolph County ...

Wheeler would have been located within present day Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Barbour, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Tucker, Upshur & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wheeler ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   WNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   ENE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
North Central WV Airport (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   CKB   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   NNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Bridgewater Air Park   [Map]   VBW   SE   51 miles [82.1 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 Wheeler.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wheeler. 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   57 miles [91.7 km]
Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   PIT   NNW   117 miles [188.3 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   E   121 miles [194.7 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   SE   158 miles [254.3 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   E   164 miles [263.9 km]
University Park Airport (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]   UNV   NNE   170 miles [273.6 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl. (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   CAK   NNW   170 miles [273.6 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   42 miles [67.6 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   SE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   LWB   SSW   77 miles [123.9 km]
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   SE   82 miles [132 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl. (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   LBE   N   100 miles [160.9 km]
Raleigh County Meml. (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   BKW   SW   105 miles [169 km]
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld. (ROA/KROA)   [Map]   ROA   S   105 miles [169 km]
Yeager Airport (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   CRW   WSW   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]   EKN   WNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl.   [Map]   79D   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Grant Co. Airport(ICAO: KW99)   [Map]   W99   ENE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   ---   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Upshur County Rgnl. (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   W22   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fairmont Muni.   [Map]   4G7   NNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Bridgewater Air Park   [Map]   VBW   SE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Braxton Co. Airport(ICAO: K48I)   [Map]   48I   W   52 miles [83.7 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
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
        Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle 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
 
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
        Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Roanoke Rgnl. - Woodrum Fld.   (ROA/KROA)   [Map]
        Website for Roanoke Regional Airport - Woodrum Field
        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
 
Lynchburg Rgnl.   (LYH/KLYH)   [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
 
Grant Co. Airport   (ICAO: KW99)   [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
 
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [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
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International 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
 
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
 
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
 
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
        Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Randolph County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Wheeler.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheeler. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8321, Longitude: -79.7042     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheeler 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 Wheeler), 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 Wheeler.



 
 
 

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