Hernshaw, West Virginia

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Hernshaw, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Hernshaw, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Hernshaw, West Virginia
Hernshaw, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°13′30″N 81°36′08″W / 38.22500°N 81.60222°W / 38.22500; -81.60222Coordinates: 38°13′30″N 81°36′08″W / 38.22500°N 81.60222°W / 38.22500; -81.60222
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Kanawha
Elevation 666 ft (203 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25107
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1540175[1]

Hernshaw is an unincorporated community in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. Hernshaw is located on West Virginia Route 94, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) southwest of Marmet, along Lens Creek.[2] Hernshaw has a post office with ZIP code 25107.[3]

The community's name is an amalgamation of the names Herndon and Renshaw, two men in the local coal-mining industry.[4]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ The National Map, accessed 2013-11-29
  3. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  4. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 306.