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Welcome to Tunnelton ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tunnelton has a population of 295 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Tunnelton is 1,810 feet [552 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Tunnelton: (304) & (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Tunnelton: 26444<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tunnelton had an population of 295 people. This is an increase of 0.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tunnelton had a population of 294 people. This makes Tunnelton the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Tunnelton represents 0.02% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 194th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 294 people, the population of Tunnelton decreased 12.5% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 336 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Tunnelton.

Adding Tunnelton 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 Tunnelton 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 Tunnelton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Communities Also Named Tunnelton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Tunnelton - they are located in Indiana and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Tunnelton ...

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

  • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
    • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Tunnelton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,549 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<7>
  • Grafton [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
    • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Tunnelton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,982 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<7>
  • Kingwood [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
    • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Tunnelton
    • 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]
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    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Tunnelton
    • 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
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oakland [Garrett County]
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      • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Tunnelton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,815 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Alta
      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Tunnelton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,500 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<7>
    • Reedsville [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
      • Reedsville [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Tunnelton
      • 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>
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlesburg
      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southeast of Tunnelton
      • 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]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masontown
      • Masontown [Preston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Tunnelton
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Tunnelton
      • 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

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 Tunnelton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tunnelton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tunnelton. 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 Tunnelton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tunnelton. See our Newspapers Page for Tunnelton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tunnelton ...

Looking for more information about Tunnelton? 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 Tunnelton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tunnelton.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tunnelton. 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 Tunnelton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tunnelton - 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 Tunnelton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tunnelton 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tunnelton) 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 Tunnelton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tunnelton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tunnelton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3934, Longitude: -79.7470    
<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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