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Welcome to Shelton ...

Shelton is located in Clay County<1>.

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

Shelton is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Shelton: (304) and (681)<4>

Adding Shelton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Shelton 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 Shelton was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Communities Also Named Shelton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Shelton - they are located in Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia (2) and Washington.

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

Communities near Shelton ...

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

  • Montgomery [Fayette County]
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    • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Shelton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,492 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<6>
  • Clendenin [Kanawha County]
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    • Clendenin [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Shelton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,098 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clendenin<6>
  • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
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    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Shelton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
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    • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Shelton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
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      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<6>
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
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      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
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      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<6>
    • Clay [Clay County]
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      • Clay [Clay County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<6>
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Hartland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shelton ...

Looking for more information about Shelton? 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 Shelton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Shelton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Clay County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shelton. 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 Clay, 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 Shelton - 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shelton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shelton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4315, Longitude: -81.1951       In this case, the coordinates for Shelton 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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