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Welcome to Terra Alta ...

The town of Terra Alta is located in Preston County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Terra Alta has a population of 1,500 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Terra Alta.

Terra Alta is 2,580 feet [786 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Terra Alta is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Terra Alta lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Terra Alta: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Terra Alta: 26764<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Terra Alta had an population of 1,500 people. This is an increase of 1.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Terra Alta had a population of 1,477 people. This makes Terra Alta the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Terra Alta represents 0.08% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 84th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,477 people, the population of Terra Alta increased 1.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,456 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Terra Alta.

Adding Terra Alta to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Terra Alta in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Terra Alta elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Terra Alta on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Terra Alta on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Terra Alta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Terra Alta - it's located in Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Terra Alta.

Communities near Terra Alta ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Terra Alta.

  • Kingwood [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
    • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Terra Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,057 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<7>
  • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake Park
    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Terra Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,074 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake Park
  • Oakland [Garrett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
    • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Terra Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,815 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
  • Reedsville [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
    • Reedsville [Preston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Terra Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 604 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
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      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Terra Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<7>
    • Masontown [Preston County]
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      • Masontown [Preston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 538 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masontown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Masontown<7>
    • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Lynn Heights
      • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 530 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Lynn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loch Lynn Heights
    • Friendsville [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendsville
      • Friendsville [Garrett County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Terra Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 479 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendsville<7>
    • Deer Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<7>
    • Newburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburg
      • Newburg [Preston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburg<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Terra Alta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Terra Alta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Terra Alta. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Terra Alta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Terra Alta. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Terra Alta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Terra Alta ...

Looking for more information about Terra Alta? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Terra Alta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Terra Alta.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Terra Alta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Preston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Terra Alta.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Terra Alta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Terra Alta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Terra Alta or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Terra Alta) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Terra Alta. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Terra Alta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terra Alta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4438, Longitude: -79.5406    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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