Tyler County Information

Tyler County West Virginia

Tyler County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,208 and the county seat is Middlebourne. The county is named after John Tyler, Sr., father of President John Tyler.
Tyler County was formed from a portion of Ohio County on December 6, 1814.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 261 square miles (680 km2), of which 4.4 square miles (11 km2) (1.7%) is water. The unemployment rate: 7.4% (Aug 2013).

Rivers & Streams: Ohio River, Middle Island Creek, Indian Creek

Cities: Population (2010)
Friendly – 132
Middlebourne – 815
Paden City – 2,633 (60% in Wetzel County)
Sistersville – 1,396

Schools: 1,354 Students (2010)
Arthur I. Boreman Elementary
Sistersville Elementary
Tyler Consolidated Middle School
Tyler Counsolidated High School

Adjacent Counties:
Wetzel County (northeast)
Doddridge County (southeast)
Ritchie County (southwest)
Pleasants County (west)
Washington County, Ohio (west)
Monroe County, Ohio (northwest)



Sisters Fest, Sistersville, mid-March

Tyler County Fair, Middlebourne, early August

West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival, Sistersville, mid-September

Sistersville Marble Festival, Sistersville, late September

Middle Island Harvest Festival, Middlebourne, early October


Sistersville Ferry, Sistersville

Tyler County Museum, Middlebourne. Previously Tyler County High School, replaced by Tyler Consolidated High School in 1993

Wells Inn, Sistersville


Conaway Run Lake Wildlife Management Area, near Centerville

The Jug Wildlife Management Area, near Middlebourne

Other attractions

Tyler County Speedway, Middlebourne

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