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Shinnston, West Virginia
Welcome to Shinnston ...
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 2,109 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Shinnston.
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) and (681)<5>
Websites for Shinnston ...
Official Website: www.shinnstonwv.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shinnston had an population of 2,109 people. This is a decrease of 4.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.1% 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.
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.
Adding Shinnston to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Shinnston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Shinnston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Shinnston on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Shinnston on our Genealogy Page.
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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: https://www.wv.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022