Tyler County, in northwestern West Virginia (WV), was established in 1814 and named in honor of John Tyler, the eighth governor of Virginia and the father of President John Tyler. The Tyler County seat is at Middlebourne on Middle Island Creek. The Ohio River courses across part of the northwestern boundary of the county. Tyler is almost entirely rural and largely agricultural, though in the late 1800s the northern reaches of the county boomed after the oilfields south of Sistersville were struck. The largest community in the county, Sistersville is renowned for its elaborate buildings. As of the 2010 census, the population of Tyler County was 9,208.
Cities & Towns in Tyler County
Parks & Public Recreation Facilities
Tyler County Historic Landmarks
The Wells Inn (Sistersville, WV)
Regional Information for Tyler County, West Virginia
Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Tyler County may be found in our guide to travel in the Mid-Ohio Valley Region of western West Virginia, in which Tyler County is located. The eastern region of the county lies within the Heartland Region of central West Virginia, within which additional travel information may be found.