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Shinnston, WV

Special Interests

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Performance Center

Shinnston is located in the heart of “Mountaineer Country” – making it a convenient stop for all those fans traveling to and from Morgantown.


Located in Harrison County in North Central West Virginia, Shinnston provides residents and visitors with easy access to a full range of recreational, cultural and historical activities. The city's brand new Performance Center at Ferguson Park is home to the annual "Theatre in the Park" series along with musical performances by the Shinnston Community Band and other entertainers.

The Gillum House Bed & Breakfast has become a home-away-from-home for those simply passing through town,or for folks seeking a relaxing getaway. Hosts John and Kathleen Panek will welcome you with open arms and help you fill your itinerary with local activities like a hike on the West Fork River Rail Trail, a visit to the historical Levi Shinn Log House or a tour of the Bice-Ferguson Memorial Museum.

Shinnston also offers plenty of shopping in its bustling downtown district. Recreational opportunities abound at Ferguson Park, home to four rentable pavilions, multiple playgrounds, professional-grade bocce courts, horseshoes, corn hole, and basketball. There are also basketball courts downtown and will soon be brand new tennis courts for public use at Lincoln High School, home of the Cougars.

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Frontier Days

Other points-of-interest located within a short drive of Shinnston include the Anna Jarvis House – birthplace of the founder of Mother’s Day - Lakeview Resort and Prickett’s Fort State Park.

Signature Event

Frontier Days is an annual event that celebrates the town’s history with Civil War re-enactments, traditional music and dance, a parade, delicious food and much, much more.


Shinnston combines its history, current conditions and future outlook to build a unique quality of life for families and individuals searching for small town life. Quick and easy access to nearby cities such as Morgantown, Fairmont and Clarksburg support this town’s economic vitality through residential living, locally-owned businesses and historical appeal.

Major employers in the Shinnston area include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Merrick Engineering, Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin and the Harrison County Board of Education.

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