About This Place
Terra Alta is a town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,456 at the 2000 census.
Terra Alta is located at 39°26′40″N 79°32′38″W / 39.44444°N 79.54389°W / 39.44444; -79.54389 (39.444343, -79.544002).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all land.