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.
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. 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.
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.