Welcome Home! The City of Shinnston is located in the heart of "Mountaineer Country" in North Central West Virginia. With over 2,240 residents, Shinnston combines a proud history, a solid present, and an exciting future and provides a unique quality of life to families and individuals looking for the small town life, with easy access to larger areas.
On our web pages you will find all the information you need to know about our community, its economy, education system, recreation, special events, and local government, as well as other interesting sites about West Virginia. Shinnston is also 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. Our community also plays host to Wind Down Wednesday, Frontier Days, and many other community involvement programs designed to better our area. We invite you to tour our town and enjoy our site.
The mission of the City of Shinnston is to provide excellent utility, public works, and customer services; to encourage economic development of the City; to ensure public safety; and to foster an atmosphere of community involvement.