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Tygart River

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The Tygart River, also called Tygart Valley River, rises in Randolph County. Its drainage basin has an area of about 1,420 square miles and includes portions of the following nine counties: Pocahontas, Randolph, Upshur, Barbour, Tucker, Treston, Taylor, Marion, and Monongalia. The eastern edge of the Allegheny coal formation crosses the river about six miles west of Elkins, WV, the limit of the field being along the western slope of Laurel Ridge and close to the crest of that range.

See also: Tygart Valley

Tygart River

The source of Tygart River is in the extreme southern part of Randolph County; from there it flows a little west of north to its junction with the West Fork River about one mile about Fairmont. Below the junction the stream is called the Monongahela River.


Topo Map (Mouth)


The principal tributaries of the Tygart River are Middle Fork River with a drainage area of 152 square miles, Buckhannon River, with 304 square miles, and West Fork River, with 876 square miles; the first two join the river 52 and 48 miles, respectively, from the mount, and the West Fork at the mouth.

Variant Names

Muddy River, Tagret Valley River, Tigar Valley Fork, Tigar Valley River, Tigarts Valley River, Tigers Valley River, Tigert Valley River, Tigris Valley River, Tygars Valley, Tygars Valley River, Tygart River, Tygart's River, Tygart's Valley River, Tygarts Valley River, Tygarts-Valley River, Tyger Valley Fork, Tyger Valley River, Tygers Valley, Tygers Valley River, Tygerts River, Tygerts Valley River, Tygharts Valley River, Valley River