Tunnelton, West Virginia

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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.