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West Virginia Topographical Map


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On a topographical map, sometimes called a topo map, contour lines are often used to join points of equal elevation above sea level and color gradations may depict elevation ranges between the contour lines.  Topographical maps are often used to determine areas and routes where the terrain is fairly level or where steep slopes exist.  This page includes both static and interactive topographical maps of West Virginia.

Static West Virginia Topo Map

This section features a topographical map of West Virginia as well as a map legend that specifies elevation ranges and indicates their corresponding map colors. 

West Virginia topo map

 

Map Legend

elevation legend
boundaries, rivers, and lakes legend

West Virginia Topographical Features

West Virginia's highest mountain is Spruce Knob, whose peak is 4,863 feet above sea level.  West Virginia's lowest elevation is 240 feet above sea level, at the Potomac River.  West Virginia is a land of hills and hollows.  The Allegheny Mountains and Appalachian Mountains, its highest hills and mountains, are found in the east and southeast.  Major rivers in West Virginia include the Ohio, Big Sandy, Guyandotte, Great Kanawha, and Little Kanawha.

Interactive West Virginia Topo Map

This section features a topographical map that can be zoomed and panned to show the entire state of West Virginia or a small portion of the state.  To zoom in or out on the map, use the plus (+) button or the minus (-) button, respectively.  To pan the map in any direction, simply swipe it or drag it in that direction.

At high zoom levels, the contour lines on this West Virginia map can help outdoorsmen, land developers, and others to plan their routes and activities more efficiently.  Click or touch one of the following options to display an interactive topographical map in framed or full-screen mode.

Framed Topo MapFull-Screen Topo Map

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