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Welcome to Shoals ...

Shoals is located in Wayne County<1>.

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

Shoals is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Shoals: (304) & (681)<4>

Adding Shoals to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Shoals 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 Shoals was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Shoals on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Shoals on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Shoals ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Shoals - they are located in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shoals.

Communities near Shoals ...

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

  • Huntington [Cabell County]
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    • Huntington [Cabell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Shoals
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,934 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntington<6>
  • Ashland [Boyd County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland [Boyd County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Shoals
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,070 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<6>
  • Ironton [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ironton
    • Ironton [Lawrence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Shoals
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,418 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ironton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ironton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ironton<6>
  • Flatwoods [Greenup County]
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    • Flatwoods [Greenup County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Shoals
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,056 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Barboursville [Cabell County]
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      • Barboursville [Cabell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Shoals
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,228 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barboursville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barboursville<6>
    • South Point [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Point
      • South Point [Lawrence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Shoals
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,813 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Point<6>
    • Russell [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
      • Russell [Greenup County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Shoals
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russell<6>
    • Kenova [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenova
      • Kenova [Wayne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Shoals
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenova<6>
    • Milton [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Cabell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Shoals
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,523 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<6>
    • Louisa [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisa
      • Louisa [Lawrence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Shoals
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisa<6>

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 Shoals. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shoals.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shoals. 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 Shoals.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shoals ...

Looking for more information about Shoals? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Shoals, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Shoals.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Wayne County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shoals. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Wayne, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shoals - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shoals) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shoals. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3270, Longitude: -82.4752       In this case, the coordinates for Shoals have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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