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Shinnston, West Virginia

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The location of Shinnston

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Shinnston.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Shinnston ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the northeast of Shinnston. Morgantown has a population of 30,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fairmont. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the northeast of Shinnston and has a population of 18,500 people.

For comparison, Shinnston has a population of 2,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Shinnston and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   4,106   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   3,612   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Masontown (PA)   [Map]   3,322   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   9,824   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   3,985   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Buckhannon   [Map]   5,529   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Moundsville   [Map]   8,494   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
New Martinsville   [Map]   5,138   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Westover   [Map]   4,182   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Adamston   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Anmoore   [Map]   749   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Despard   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Enterprise   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Farmington   [Map]   369   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Garden Village   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gore   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Helens Run   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Lumberport   [Map]   848   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Mannington   [Map]   2,043   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Monongah   [Map]   1,124   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Nutter Fort   [Map]   1,540   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
O'Neill   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Whitehall   [Map]   660   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Worthington   [Map]   154   N   4 miles [6.4 km]

For more communities neighboring Shinnston, please visit our County-by-County Page for Shinnston.

Harrison County ...

Shinnston is located in Harrison County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shinnston ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Shinnston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shinnston ...

Looking for more information about Shinnston? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Shinnston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shinnston.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Shinnston. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shinnston. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of West Virginia

    West Virginia Tourism
    Parks for West Virginia

    Fishing in West Virginia
    Hunting in West Virginia

TripAdvisor Link for:

    West Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Shinnston Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Shinnston

National Park Service (NPS) sites in West Virginia

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in West Virginia

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in West Virginia

Airports Near Shinnston ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Shinnston.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Fairmont Muni. (FAA ID: 4G7)   [Map]   ENE   7 miles [11.3 km]
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   SSE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Shinnston.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Shinnston. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   N   75 miles [120.7 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   NNW   121 miles [194.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   SSE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Allegheny Co. Airport  (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]   NNE   69 miles [111 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   N   75 miles [120.7 km]
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.  (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]   NE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   SW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport  (JST/KJST)   [Map]   NE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   S   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Fairmont Muni. (FAA ID: 4G7)   [Map]   ENE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Philippi / Barbour County Rgnl. (FAA ID: 79D)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Upshur County Rgnl.  (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Buckhannon Airport   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Greene Co. Airport (FAA ID: WAY)   [Map]   NNE   36 miles [57.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
  Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Arnold Palmer Rgnl.   (LBE/KLBE)   [Map]
  Website for Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Johnstown - Cambria Co. Airport   (JST/KJST)   [Map]
  Website for John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
  Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
  Website for Akron - Canton Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Elkins - Randolph Co. Airport   (EKN/KEKN)   [Map]
  Website for Elkins - Randolph County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Connellsville Airport   (ICAO: KVVS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Washington Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAFJ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl.   (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]
  Website for Cleveland / Hopkins International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
  Website for University Park Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
  Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Allegheny Co. Airport   (AGC/KAGC)   [Map]
  Website for Allegheny County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shinnston:

The official website for Harrison County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shinnston.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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 we use 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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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Shinnston), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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