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Welcome to Shock ...

Shock is located in Gilmer County<1>.

Shock is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Shock: (304) and (681)<3>

Communities Also Named Shock ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Shock: This one is located in Gilmer County and the other is located in Braxton County.

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

Communities near Shock ...

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

  • Glenville [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
    • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Shock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,434 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<5>
  • Sutton [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
    • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Shock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<5>
  • Gassaway [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
    • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Shock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<5>
  • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Shock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 513 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<5>
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    • Burnsville [Braxton County]
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Shock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<5>
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Shock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
    • Stumptown [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stumptown
      • Stumptown [Gilmer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Shock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown
    • Orma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orma
      • Orma [Calhoun County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Shock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orma
    • Walnut [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Calhoun County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Shock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shock ...

Looking for more information about Shock? 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 Shock, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Shock.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Gilmer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shock. 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 Gilmer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Shock) 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 Shock. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7782, Longitude: -80.9666    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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