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Welcome to Shanghai ...

Shanghai is located in Berkeley County<1>.

The location of Shanghai has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Shanghai is 520 feet [158 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Shanghai: (304) & (681)<4>

Websites for Shanghai ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.berkeleycounty.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Shanghai, the following might be of interest:

Adding Shanghai to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Shanghai was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Shanghai on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Shanghai ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Shanghai - they are located in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri (2), North Carolina (2), Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shanghai.

Communities near Shanghai ...

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

  • Winchester [Winchester City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester [Winchester City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Shanghai
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,700 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<6>
  • Martinsburg [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsburg
    • Martinsburg [Berkeley County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Shanghai
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,514 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsburg<6>
  • Charles Town [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charles Town
    • Charles Town [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Shanghai
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,015 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charles Town
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charles Town<6>
  • Ranson [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranson
    • Ranson [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Shanghai
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,360 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ranson has also been known as:
    • Corporation of Ranson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranson<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Williamsport [Washington County]
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      • Williamsport [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Shanghai
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsport<6>
    • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherdstown
      • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Shanghai
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,922 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherdstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherdstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherdstown<6>
    • Hancock [Washington County]
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      • Hancock [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Shanghai
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hancock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hancock<6>
    • Bath [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
      • Bath [Morgan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Shanghai
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
    • Paw Paw [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paw Paw
      • Paw Paw [Morgan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Shanghai
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paw Paw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paw Paw<6>
    • Capon Bridge [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capon Bridge
      • Capon Bridge [Hampshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Shanghai
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capon Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capon Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Capon Bridge<6>

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 Shanghai. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shanghai.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shanghai. 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 Shanghai.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shanghai ...

Looking for more information about Shanghai? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Shanghai, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Shanghai.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Berkeley County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Berkeley County: www.berkeleycountycomm.org/

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 Berkeley, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shanghai - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Shanghai) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shanghai. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4415, Longitude: -78.1322       In this case, the coordinates for Shanghai have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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