Levi Shinn House

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Levi Shinn House
Levi Shinn House is located in West Virginia
Levi Shinn House
Levi Shinn House is located in the United States
Levi Shinn House
LocationClarksburg Rd. (U.S. 19), Shinnston, West Virginia
Coordinates39°23′13″N 80°18′40″W / 39.38694°N 80.31111°W / 39.38694; -80.31111Coordinates: 39°23′13″N 80°18′40″W / 39.38694°N 80.31111°W / 39.38694; -80.31111
Area0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built byLevi Shinn
Architectural stylelog building
NRHP reference No.73001907[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 16, 1973

Levi Shinn House is a historic home located at Shinnston, Harrison County, West Virginia. It is a log dwelling built in 1778, and measuring 37 feet long and 20 feet deep. It features a large interior chimney, providing fireplaces for several of the interior rooms. It is the oldest standing house in north central West Virginia. It was acquired in 1972 by the Shinnston Historical Association and is sometimes open to the public.[2]

The house was the residence of Levi Shinn, the namesake of Shinnston.[3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Jack Sandy Anderson (March 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Levi Shinn House" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-05.
  3. ^ Capace, Nancy (1999). Encyclopedia of West Virginia. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 191. ISBN 978-0-403-09843-9.

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