Shock, West Virginia

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Shock, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Shock is located in West Virginia
Shock is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°46′42″N 80°57′59″W / 38.77833°N 80.96639°W / 38.77833; -80.96639Coordinates: 38°46′42″N 80°57′59″W / 38.77833°N 80.96639°W / 38.77833; -80.96639
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Gilmer
Elevation 741 ft (226 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26638
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1549928[1]

Shock is an unincorporated community in Gilmer County, West Virginia, United States. Shock is 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Glenville, along the Right Fork Steer Creek.[2] Shock has a post office with ZIP code 26638.[3]

The community was named after the Shock family, original owners of the town site.[4]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Shock has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1997. p. 44. ISBN 0-89933-246-3. 
  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. 575. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Shock, West Virginia