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Shepherdstown, West Virginia

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The location of Shepherdstown

Welcome to Shepherdstown ...

The town of Shepherdstown is located in Jefferson County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Shepherdstown has a population of 1,802 people<2> (see below for details).

Shepherdstown was established in 1734.

The community of Shepherdstown is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Shepherdstown: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Shepherdstown: 25443<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shepherdstown had a population of 1,734 people. This makes Shepherdstown the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Shepherdstown represents 0.09% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 70th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,734 people, the population of Shepherdstown increased 115.94% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 803 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Shepherdstown had an population of 1,802 people. This is an increase of 3.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 124.41% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Shepherdstown ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Shepherdstown and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.

Community   2017
Boonsboro (MD)   [Map]   3,553   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   6,266   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hagerstown (MD)   [Map]   40,306   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Middletown (MD)   [Map]   4,615   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Smithsburg (MD)   [Map]   2,977   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   2,113   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Shepherdstown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Shepherdstown - they are located in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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

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 Shepherdstown. 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 Shepherdstown. 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 Shepherdstown. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

Websites for Shepherdstown ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shepherdstown ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Jefferson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shepherdstown:

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

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 Shepherdstown.

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

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>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 town (such as Shepherdstown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shepherdstown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Shepherdstown) 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 Shepherdstown. 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 Shepherdstown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shepherdstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4319, Longitude: -77.8048     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shepherdstown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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