Shanks, West Virginia

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Shanks, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Old Shanks Store and Post Office
Old Shanks Store and Post Office
Shanks, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Shanks, West Virginia
Location of Shanks in West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°18′51″N 78°41′16″W / 39.31417°N 78.68778°W / 39.31417; -78.68778Coordinates: 39°18′51″N 78°41′16″W / 39.31417°N 78.68778°W / 39.31417; -78.68778
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Hampshire
Elevation[1] 1,125 ft (343 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26761
Area code(s) 304
GNIS feature ID 1555598[1]

Shanks is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the Shanks community has a population of 806.[2]

Shanks is located east of Romney along the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50) on the eastern flanks of South Branch Mountain. The community is centered on the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Allen Hill Road (County Route 50/7). Shanks Roadside Park is located directly to its west on U.S. Route 50. The North Fork Little Cacapon River runs through the community.

Most of Shanks' population resides at the Judy Mobile Homes Court behind the current post office along Allen Hill Road South. It has also become popular with people looking to refurbish older farmhouses along U.S. Route 50 and Allen Hill Road North.

Historic sites[edit]

  • Elmo Barnes House, Allen Hill Road South (CR 50/7)
  • Old Shanks Post Office, US 50 & Allen Hill Road North (CR 50/7)

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