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1890 Communities Near Shinnston ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Shinnston had a population of 403 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Shinnston had a population of 2,161 people.

Adamston   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 55 people
 - Adamston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Adamsville   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Adamsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bentons Ferry   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Bentons Ferry had a post office and railroad service
 
Boothsville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 223 people
 - Boothsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bridgeport   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 455 people (with 8,364 people in 2016)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
 
Clarksburg   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 3,008 people (with 16,035 people in 2016)
 - Clarksburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Dola   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Shinnston
 - Dola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Downs   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Shinnston
 - Downs had railroad service and no post office
 
Eldora   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shinnston
 - Eldora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Enterprise   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Enterprise had a post office and railroad service
 
Everson   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shinnston
 - Everson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Farmington   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 374 people in 2016)
 - Farmington had a post office and railroad service
 
Festus   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Shinnston
 - Festus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaston   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shinnston
 - Gaston had railroad service and no post office
 
Glen Falls   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shinnston
 - Glen Falls had railroad service and no post office
 
Grangeville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Grangeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jimtown   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Shinnston
 - Jimtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lumberport   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 107 people (with 859 people in 2016)
 - Lumberport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meadland   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Meadland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monongah   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shinnston
 - Monongah had a post office and railroad service
 
Oreide   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Oreide had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Bluff   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shinnston
 - Pine Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prospect Valley   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Prospect Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sardis   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Sardis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sturms Mill   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shinnston
 - Sturms Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thoburn   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shinnston
 - Thoburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Watson   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shinnston
 - Watson had a post office and railroad service
 
Wilsonburg   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Wilsonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Worthington   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 159 people in 2016)
 - Worthington had a post office and railroad service
 
Wyatt   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shinnston
 - Wyatt had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Shinnston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Shinnston. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shinnston) 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 Shinnston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shinnston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shinnston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3927, Longitude: -80.2985     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shinnston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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