Shinnston, West Virginia

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Shinnston, West Virginia (WV), a community in Harrison County, was settled by Levi Shinn in 1773, was chartered in 1852 as Shinn's Town, and was incorporated in 1877. Shinnston is situated on the West Fork River downstream of the mouth of Tenmile Creek. The log home of Levi Shinn still stands and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Shinnston is located on highways US-19 and WV-131 approximately 10 miles northeast of Clarksburg, West Virginia, 12 miles southwest of Fairmont, West Virginia, and seven miles northwest of the I-79 expressway at its Saltwell Road exit.

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Regional Information

Shinnston is located in the Monongahela Valley Region in northern West Virginia.