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Welcome to Shady Spring ...

Shady Spring is located in Raleigh County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Shady Spring: Shady Spg. (or less commonly used: Shady Spng. or Shady Sprng.)

Shady Spring is 2,690 feet [820 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Shady Spring is ½ mile above sea level.

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

Area codes for Shady Spring: (304) & (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Shady Spring: 25918<4>

Adding Shady Spring to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Shady Spring in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Shady Spring elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Shady Spring on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Shady Spring on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Shady Spring ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shady Spring.

  • Beckley [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
    • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Shady Spring
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,940 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<6>
  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
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    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Shady Spring
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,098 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<6>
  • Hinton [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
    • Hinton [Summers County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Shady Spring
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<6>
  • Mullens [Wyoming County]
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    • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Shady Spring
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
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      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Shady Spring
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<6>
    • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabscott
      • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Shady Spring
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabscott
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
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      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Shady Spring
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<6>
    • Athens [Mercer County]
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      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Shady Spring
      • Estimated population in 2019: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<6>
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Shady Spring
      • Estimated population in 2019: 346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Shady Spring
      • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shady Spring. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shady Spring.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shady Spring. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shady Spring.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shady Spring. See our Newspapers Page for Shady Spring.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shady Spring ...

Looking for more information about Shady Spring? 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 Shady Spring, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shady Spring.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Raleigh, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shady Spring - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Shady Spring). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shady Spring or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shady Spring) 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 Shady Spring. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shady Spring

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shady Spring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7056, Longitude: -81.0986    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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