Did You Know?

Mahlon Loomis "invented" the radio 20 years before Marconi. Dr. Mahlon Loomis was the "sender of first aerial signals, 1866-73, fore-runner of wireless telegraphy. Signals were sent 14 miles, using kites flown by copper wires. Patented in 1872.

Welcome to the Town of Terra Alta, West Virginia

Welcome to the official website of the Town of Terra Alta! This website is intended to provide you with an overview of our town’s government and the unique opportunities our town has to offer. Please take the time to explore our site and let us know how we can better serve our community through this medium. We would like to thank the students of Preston County High School, the WV Municipal League, the Community Connect Foundation, the WV Office of Technology and WV Interactive for making this website a reality. We hope that you continue to check in with us as we strive to make this website a useful tool for everyone who has an interest in the Town of Terra Alta!

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