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 Frontier Days, Relay for Life and many other community involvement programs designed to better our area. We invite you to tour our town and enjoy our site.
***Through partnerships with the West Virginia Department of Transportation and their Transportation Alternatives Program, the Charles Street sidewalk and portion of Pike Street sidewalk replacement is currently under construction. Stantec Engineering provided all documents and permits and under a sealed bid process, the City awarded the contract to FPS Building and Development, Inc. out of Beaver, WV. Total project cost is $229,563.00 with the City's matching funds provided by the 2012 excess levy renewal.***
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.