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Terra Alta, West Virginia
Welcome to Terra Alta ...
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.
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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 04 May 2021