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Welcome to Shinnston ...

The city of Shinnston is located in Harrison County<1>.

The location of Shinnston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Shinnston has a population of 2,104 people<3> (see below for details).

Shinnston is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Shinnston: (304) & (681)<5>

Websites for Shinnston ...

Official Website: www.shinnstonwv.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shinnston had an population of 2,104 people. This is a decrease of 4.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.32% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Communities near Shinnston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shinnston.

  • Fairmont [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
    • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Shinnston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,388 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<7>
  • Clarksburg [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
    • Clarksburg [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Shinnston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<7>
  • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Shinnston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,842 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Grafton [Taylor County]
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    • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Shinnston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,982 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
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      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Shinnston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
    • Mannington [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mannington
      • Mannington [Marion County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Shinnston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,023 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mannington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mannington<7>
    • Stonewood [Harrison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewood
      • Stonewood [Harrison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Shinnston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,714 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood
    • Salem [Harrison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Harrison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Shinnston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<7>
    • Nutter Fort [Harrison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutter Fort
      • Nutter Fort [Harrison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Shinnston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,512 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Fort
    • Barrackville [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrackville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrackville
      • Barrackville [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Shinnston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrackville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shinnston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shinnston.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shinnston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shinnston. See our Newspapers Page for Shinnston.

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 ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

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: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Harrison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shinnston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shinnston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 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       In this case, the coordinates for Shinnston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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