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Shinnston, West Virginia

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A community in Harrison County, Shinnston, WV, was first settled by Levi Shinn in 1773. The community was originally chartered in 1852 as Shinn's Town, named for the Shinn family, pioneer settlers from New Jersey. The town was incorporated with its present name in 1877. It spans the West Fork River.

Population: 2295

Elevation: 960 feet

Weather: Shinnston, WV

Lodging: Shinnston, WV, Hotels

Schools: Harrison County Schools
Libraries: Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library