Middlebourne, West Virginia

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Pink House at Middlebourne, West Virginia

Middlebourne, West Virginia (WV), the county seat of Tyler County, was chartered in 1813 and so-named for its location midway between the source and mouth of Middle Island Creek, a tributary of the Ohio River. "Bourne" is a Middle English term for a small stream or brook. It has also been said that the name is derived from the town's location midway between Pennsylvania and salt wells in west-central West Virginia near Charleston.

Lodging near Middlebourne, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation

The Jug Wildlife Management Area and are located three and eight miles southwest of Middlebourne, respectively.


Middlebourne is located on highway WV-18 approximately 13 miles south of New Martinsville, West Virginia, 12 miles southeast of Sistersville, West Virginia, 28 miles northwest of the US-50 expressway, and 30 miles east of the mouth of Middle Island Creek on the Ohio River at Saint Marys, West Virginia.

Map of Middlebourne, West Virginia

Regional Information

Middlebourne is located in the Mid-Ohio Valley Region in northern West Virginia.