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Our Genealogical Helper for Shinnston ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Shinnston (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Shinnston. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in the area of Shinnston ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shinnston.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Shinnston. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Shinnston and those printed in the larger area surrounding Shinnston.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> of Shinnston.

Cemeteries Near Shinnston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shinnston.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Shinnston covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crim Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Claremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grim Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ash Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Middleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Janes Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Linns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elizabeth Mason Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rittenhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunny View Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Blackshere Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swiger Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  W IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Plant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N View Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whetstone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barrickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scritchfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hildreth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Marshville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Borring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Milford Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fortney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Center Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stonewall Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Schupp Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Snoderly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barrackville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mannington Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Ice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thorne & Huey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wetzel Cemetery   [Map]     


       

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Shinnston had a population of 403 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Shinnston had a population of 2,129 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Shinnston, with the one closest to Shinnston listed first.

Lumberport   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 107 people (with 848 people in 2017)
 - Lumberport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Adamsville   [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
 
Enterprise   [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
 
Pine Bluff   [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   [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
 
Sturms Mill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shinnston
 - Sturms Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Everson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shinnston
 - Everson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Worthington   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shinnston
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 154 people in 2017)
 - Worthington had a post office and railroad service
 
Wyatt   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shinnston
 - Wyatt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oreide   [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

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Shinnston. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shinnston in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Shinnston is located in Harrison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Barbour, Doddridge, Lewis, Marion, Taylor, Upshur & Wetzel.

Below are the counties that are near Shinnston. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Shinnston:

  DirectionDistance
Harrison     (The home county for Shinnston)
      Enterprise   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Despard   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Barbour
      Adaland   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Audra   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Doddridge
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Gilmer
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lewis
      Jane Lew   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Marion
      Worthington   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Marshall
      Adaline   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Monongalia
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Pleasants
      Hebron   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Preston
      Newburg   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Albright   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bruceton Mills   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brandonville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ritchie
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Taylor
      Flemington   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
 
Tucker
      Parsons   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tyler
      Atwood   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Upshur
      Buckhannon   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wetzel
      Smithfield   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Monroe (OH)
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Puritan (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Shinnston, see our County-by-County Page for Shinnston.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Shinnston:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Harrison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Harrison County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Harrison County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
 
Also see Diaster Stories for ...
      Maryland
      Ohio
      Pennsylvania

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Shinnston ...

While our initial data for Shinnston came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Shinnston in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Shinnston.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Shinnston:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
 
We have found Shinnston in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Shinnston for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Shinnston.
      See our Misc Page for Shinnston for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shinnston: www.shinnstonwv.com/

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Shinnston. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shinnston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: 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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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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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