Tunnelton, West Virginia

West end of Kingwood Tunnel, Tunnelton, West Virginia, Preston County, Monongahela Valley Region
West end of the Kingwood Tunnel

Tunnelton, West Virginia (WV), a community in Preston County, was incorporated in 1907 and so-named for its location at the eastern end of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad tunnel, otherwise known as the Kingwood Tunnel, at Cassady’s Summit, which was then the longest tunnel in the world.¬†Tunnelton was built on land acquired by James C. McGrew, who, perceiving its advantageous situation, built a store there and, in 1858, a large tannery.

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Tunnelton is located on highway WV-26 approximately nine miles southwest of Kingwood, West Virginia, and seven miles northeast of highway US-50 at Fellowsville, West Virginia.

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 Regional Information

Tunnelton is located in the Monongahela Valley Region in northeastern West Virginia near the Allegheny Highlands Region.