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Shanksville, Pennsylvania

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The location of Shanksville

Welcome to Shanksville ...

Shanksville is located in Somerset County.

The location of Shanksville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Shanksville has a population of 223 people<2> (see below for details).

Shanksville is 2,210 feet [674 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Shanksville is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Shanksville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Shanksville lies within the (814) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shanksville had a population of 237 people. This makes Shanksville the county's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 237 people, the population of Shanksville decreased 3.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 245 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Shanksville had an population of 223 people. This is a decrease of 5.91% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.98% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Shanksville.

Communities near Shanksville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Shanksville and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017
Berlin   [Map]   1,989   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Central City   [Map]   1,055   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ferndale   [Map]   1,519   N   18 miles [29 km]
Geistown   [Map]   2,303   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hyndman   [Map]   876   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Meyersdale   [Map]   2,056   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Shanksville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shanksville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shanksville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shanksville.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Shanksville:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shanksville ...

Looking for more information about Shanksville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Shanksville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shanksville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Somerset County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shanksville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Somerset County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shanksville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shanksville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shanksville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shanksville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shanksville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shanksville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0156, Longitude: -78.9039     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shanksville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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