A BLUEPRINT COMMUNITY
The City of Shinnston (Pop. 2,240) located conveniently in North Central West Virginia, two hours north of the State Capital, Charleston, WV, and two hours south of Pittsburgh, PA. Our city’s rich heritage has its earliest beginnings in 1778 when Levi Shinn constructed his log home along what is now Route 19, today it is the oldest standing structure in North Central West Virginia.
A GROWING POPULATION
A PRIME TRAFFIC LOCATION
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A Home for Business, Family, Faith, and Entertainment.
Welcome to the City of Shinnston (Pop. 2,240) located conveniently in North Central West Virginia, two hours north of the State Capital, Charleston, WV, and two hours south of Pittsburgh, PA. Our city’s rich heritage has its earliest beginnings in 1778 when Levi Shinn constructed his log home along what is now Route 19, today it is the oldest standing structure in North Central West Virginia.
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Shinnston is one of ten award-winning Blueprint Communities in the state of West Virginia and is committed to developing its assets to the fullest of its potential. We play host to Frontier Days, Wind Down Wednesday and much more. The community is very family-oriented and works together to provide advantages to area youth. We are fortunate to have may community organizations and businesses that volunteer their time, expertise, and money to meet the needs of our diverse community.
The city government is doing its part in making available the necessary utilities, streets, sidewalks and major recreational facilities to produce a progressive community with ample opportunity for all. Our Mayor, City Council and City Manager would like you to take the time to get to know our City through information on this website and cordially invite you to visit our City.
All residents are encouraged to take an active role in being prepared in case of an emergency situation. On this page you’ll find several links to pages that will help you be ready if a need arises – from operations plans, to important tips and contact information.
FAITH & COMMUNITY
The Shinnston Community has a diverse and active community of faith. Finding a church to call home will be an easy part of your relocation should you choose to call Shinnston home.
News From Our City
The City of Shinnston would like to offer everyone a list of restaurants that are open for carry-out, grocery stores and other businesses open during this crisis. This list will be updated as information becomes available. A note for Shinnston...
Job Openings: Shinnston is now hiring lifeguards and an Americorps Vista. Information about both of these positions is available on our Job Listings page, here. A note about lifeguards and coronavirus: We are currently planning on opening the...
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Your Home In the Hills
Welcome to the City of Shinnston, and thank you for visiting our website!
This is an exciting time in Shinnston with many development projects in progress to invigorate and revitalize our great city.
Much like our neighboring cities, Shinnston is shifting from an industrial-based economy to a creative-class economy, and we remain committed to moving forward with progress and innovation.
I am committed to advancing the natural, cultural, creative, and intellectual strengths of Shinnston and transforming those characteristics into sustainable and positive developments that will benefit our residents for many generations.
From the ongoing redevelopment of our park system, infrastructure and creating a user friendly community by instilling partnerships with the various entities in the city, county and state, we have made Shinnston a viable community. These partnerships have created great opportunities in Shinnston. We are constantly striving to create a family friendly atmosphere and a place for families to live. With this concept we hope to increase our customer base that will allow opportunities for new and existing businesses to thrive and exist. So, if you are looking to relocate your family or business, Shinnston is your place.
Again, thank you for visiting our website and we hope to see you soon.