Short Gap, West Virginia

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Short Gap
Unincorporated community
Short Gap is located in West Virginia
Short Gap
Short Gap
Location within the state of West Virginia
Short Gap is located in the US
Short Gap
Short Gap
Short Gap (the US)
Coordinates: 39°32′37″N 78°48′40″W / 39.54361°N 78.81111°W / 39.54361; -78.81111Coordinates: 39°32′37″N 78°48′40″W / 39.54361°N 78.81111°W / 39.54361; -78.81111
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Mineral
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes 26753, 26726
GNIS feature ID 1546727[1]

Short Gap is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia located at the intersection of Routes 956 and 28; about 8 miles from Cumberland, MD. The community is home to Frankfort High School, as well as Frankfort Middle School, which serve the northern part of Mineral County, including students from the towns of Ridgeley and Fort Ashby. The ZIP codes for Short Gap are 26753 (Ridgeley, WV) and 26726 (Keyser, WV).

Located in Short Gap on Knobley Road is Stewart's Tavern, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[2]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Short Gap". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.