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Shinnston, West Virginia

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The location of Shinnston

Welcome to Shinnston ...

The city of Shinnston is located in Harrison County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Shinnston has a population of 2,129 people<2> (see below for details).

Shinnston is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shinnston had a population of 2,201 people. This makes Shinnston the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Shinnston represents 0.12% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 58th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,201 people, the population of Shinnston decreased 4.1% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,295 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Shinnston had an population of 2,129 people. This is a decrease of 3.27% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.23% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Shinnston ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Shinnston and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Barrackville   [Map]   1,299   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mannington   [Map]   2,043   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

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 Shinnston. 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 Shinnston. 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 Shinnston.

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

Websites for Shinnston ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shinnston ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Harrison County

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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>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 Shinnston.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shinnston - 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- 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 for our own planning, 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 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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