West Virginia Maps

West Virginia State
Maps and Wall Art

Whether you are from West Virginia or like to visit there, our custom printed wall maps are beautifully rendered from a combination of historical data, modern technology, and hand design. From our eye-catching elevation maps and geological relief maps to our meticulously restored historical maps, every map of West Virginia we offer reflects the high quality and attention to detail our customers have come to love and expect from Muir Way. See why a map of the Mountain State from Muir Way is more than your typical wall map.

What makes Muir Way maps of West Virginia unique?

When you purchase a West Virginia wall map from Muir Way, you don’t get a glossy poster or generic print but a custom-printed archival piece of art. Our maps are printed on archival fine art paper and are certified to last 100 years. The artwork on our maps is designed to bring new light to the beautiful terrain it features. Our elevation maps incorporate hand-shaded relief and Digital Elevation Data with historical map data, creating a unique 3D effect on a flat surface, and our hydrological maps depict every river and stream in crisp detail. The meticulous craftsmanship and design we bring to our West Virginia maps create heirloom quality artwork to last for generations.

Does my West Virginia map come framed?

It can! You can purchase your West Virginia map professionally custom-framed with real wood, or unframed if you prefer to use your own. If you’d like to purchase a framed West Virginia wall map, there are several different wood finishes to choose from. If you’d prefer to use your own frame, all of our maps come in standard sizes for easy gift giving.

Does a Muir Way map of West Virginia make a good gift?

Yes! Our custom-printed maps of West Virginia make the perfect gift for outdoor enthusiasts, to commemorate anniversaries, or as a thank-you gift for someone special. Our thousands of happy customer reviews are a testament to the quality we stand by when you give one of our maps as a gift. Memorialize the experience of a special holiday to the Appalachian Mountains or any of the other amazing West Virginia landscapes. One of our state relief maps can be a perfect graduation gift for a student about to leave home for the first time, or a reminder of home for someone from West Virginia but who no longer lives there. Our maps also make beautiful corporate gifts that will remind your clients or colleagues of you every time they see it.

Where should I display my West Virginia map?

Our maps are designed to offer crisp detail and great visual effect whether viewing up close or from across the room. Hang a framed wall map as a central focus, or purchase several maps in a similar style or from a particular region and arrange them near each other for a complementary series. Our hydrological maps come in several colors or the classic black and white, and our geological relief maps feature vibrant colors. No matter which you choose, you’re sure to find a West Virginia map that will look right at home.

What are the different types of maps of West Virginia available on Muir Way?

Our West Virginia maps are available in several different styles, including:

West Virginia Relief maps - Our relief maps of West Virginia bring historical map landscapes together with modern technology to show West Virginia’s mountains and rivers in a new way. Using Digital Elevation Data and hand-shaded relief, we custom enhance vintage maps to create a 3D effect on a 2D surface. See West Virginia’s striking terrain in vibrant colors on our 1983 West Virginia relief map.

West Virginia elevation maps - Our West Virginia elevation map uses Digital Elevation Data from the USGS and hand-shaded relief just like our relief maps to create a high-contrast 3-dimensional effect in stunning black and white.

West Virginia hydrological maps - Our hydrological maps showcase the intricate network of waterways, from sprawling lakes to narrow tributaries that flow into larger rivers. Trace West Virginia’s waterways on our West Virginia Hydrology Series map and you’ll see every body of water greater than 0.2 mi in diameter. What makes our hydrological maps unique? We apply a method called the Strahler Stream Order to show the hierarchy of streams as they flow from their source, with rivers shown thicker as they acquire the flow of tributaries. Map available in black, blue, or green. Want to see the ‘big picture’? See our Mid Atlantic Hydrology Series map for watersheds across the Mid Atlantic region including West Virginia, or the Ohio WRR Hydrology Series map.

Enhanced vintage West Virginia maps - Enjoy the history and charm of vintage maps in a new way with our Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia 1883 map. Unlike our elevation maps, Muir Way historical maps don’t feature enhanced elevation effects, but they do feature a record of history beautifully restored to retain its vintage charm without the wear & tear. Our vintage West Virginia maps are also custom printed using archival materials.

What are some prominent features on the map of West Virginia?

West Virginia is home to beautiful mountains, lush forests, cave formations, and amazing rivers. The Appalachian Mountains, including the spectacular Allegheny Mountain range, run through the state’s northeastern region. The mighty Ohio River runs along the northwestern border while the historic Potomac River runs through the state’s eastern border, eventually meeting the Shenandoah River at Harper’s Ferry.

West Virginia is referred to as the Mountain State because it’s the only state completely within the Appalachian Mountain region. The average elevation is higher than any other state east of the Mississippi River.

If you like whitewater rafting, our New River Gorge map will captivate you through dramatic contours with incredible detail. The New River is one of the oldest rivers on the planet. Our topographical map brings to life its ancient bends and clefts, allowing you to relive memories of riding the swift rapids through incredible natural beauty.

What are the regions in West Virginia?

West Virginia has four main geographical regions:

  • Ohio River Valley - This is a long, narrow area of land that runs along the Ohio River on the western border of the state. The rich soil is filled with farms that line the river and its tributaries.
  • Allegheny Plateau - The Allegheny Plateau covers the eastern part of the state. Deep, stream-cut gorges, and a mountain range called the Allegheny Front separates this region.
  • Allegheny Highlands - This region includes the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains, which start in the northeast of the state and run southwest. The region is known for two ridges that run parallel. It’s also known for canyons called “water gaps.” The area is characterized by forests, caves, and high peaks including the state’s highest point, Spruce Knob.
  • Potomac Highlands - This region is known for idyllic landscapes and soaring rock formations, which include Seneca Rocks, Nelson Rocks, and many cliffs that draw climbers from across the globe. Much of the southern region includes the Jefferson, George Washington, and Monongahela National Forests.

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