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Tyler County

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Tyler County
Tyler County Courthouse at Middlebourne, WV
A Tyler County farm stands alongside Middle Island Creek

Created from Ohio County in 1814, Tyler County was named in honor of John Tyler, eighth Governor of Virginia and father of John Tyler, tenth President of the United States. The first white settlers are believed to have been Thomas and John Williamson, who settled in Tyler County in 1792.

County Seat: Middlebourne, WV
Population: 9,592 (2000 Census)
Tyler County Profile

Lodging: Tyler County Hotels

Cities and Towns

Friendly, WV
Middlebourne, WV
Paden City, WV
Sistersville, WV

Points of Interest

Ancient Ruins
Big Moses
Conaway Run Lake
The Jug Wildlife Management Area
Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 51 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 38 (Degrees F) -- Low 17 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 85 (Degrees F) -- Low 61 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 2.73 inches -- July: 4.29 (inches) -- Annual: 42.8 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

25 - 30 inches

Tyler County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


West Virginia Geological Survey: Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler Counties