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Shady Spring, West Virginia

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The location of Shady Spring

Welcome to Shady Spring ...

Shady Spring is located in Raleigh County.

The location of Shady Spring has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<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 elevation 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

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

Communities near Shady Spring ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lester   [Map]   323   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,298   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Meadow Bridge   [Map]   352   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   1,310   N   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

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 Shady Spring. 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 Shady Spring. 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 Shady Spring.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...

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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.

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

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for our own planning, 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: 37.7057, Longitude: -81.0984     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shady Spring have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shady Spring.

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