Tyler County, West Virginia

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

Bens Run, West Virginia
Centerville, West Virginia
Friendly, West Virginia
Middlebourne, West Virginia
Paden City, West Virginia
Sistersville, West Virginia
Shirley, West Virginia
Wick, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation Facilities

Conaway Run Lake Wildlife Management Area
The Jug Wildlife Management Area
Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area
Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge
Tyler County Fairgrounds

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.

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