West Virginia Base and Elevation Maps
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||This West Virginia base map highlights the location of the state capitol,
major cities throughout the state. Portions of West Virginia's border states,
included to show the relationship between West Virginia and its neighbors. A small inset shows West Virginia among the
other 47 Continental United States.
|West Virginia base map, Courtesy of Maps.com.
||This elevation map of West Virginia illustrates the number of feet or meters the
state rises above sea level. The landscape of West Virginia is quite rugged, as the Appalachian Mountain system passes
from north to south through the state. The lower areas of West Virginia are found along the rivers and streams
that wind their courses through the valleys of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountain Ranges. The lowest point
in the state is at the Potomac River in Jefferson County; 240 feet above sea level.
The highest point in the state is
in Pendleton County. Located in the
southeastern part of the state,
within the Spruce Knob National Recreation Area, within the
Monongahela National Forest,
and about 130 miles west of
Spruce Knob rises 4,863 feet above sea level. It's the tallest mountain in the Allegheny Mountains.
[ Topographic map
| Arial photograph ]
|West Virginia elevation map, Courtesy of Maps.com.
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