Shock, West Virginia
|Shock, West Virginia|
|Elevation||741 ft (226 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||304 & 681|
|GNIS feature ID||1549928|
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. Shock has a post office with ZIP code 26638.
The community was named after the Shock family, original owners of the town site.
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.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1997. p. 44. ISBN 0-89933-246-3.
- ZIP Code Lookup
- 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.
- Climate Summary for Shock, West Virginia
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