“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Shinnston in Harrison County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Levi Shinn House - Built 1778

Levi Shinn House - Built 1778 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, July 10, 2021
1. Levi Shinn House - Built 1778
Inherited by Levi's oldest son Clement. After Clement's death, house sold to David Morris in 1840's. Morris heirs sold it with surrounding land in 1959 to Richardson Lumber & Construction Company. In 1972, its owners, Bob and Shirla (Bice) Richardson, deeded house as a gift to the Shinnston Historical Association, which has since operated it as their headquarters and Shinnston's first museum. Oldest structure in this part of the state.

Placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Erected 1976 by West Virginia American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1959.
Location. 39° 23.016′ N, 80° 18.383′ W. Marker is in Shinnston, West Virginia, in Harrison County. Marker is on South Pike Street (U.S. 19) just north of Van Rufus Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 815 S Pike St, Shinnston WV 26431, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the

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crow flies. Levi Shinn House (a few steps from this marker); Haywood Junction State Police Camp (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shinnston Tornado (approx. 0.7 miles away); 6-Sided Communications Booth (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Big Elm (approx. 1.8 miles away); Granville Davisson Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lumberport (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shinnston.
Levi Shinn House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, October 30, 2018
2. Levi Shinn House
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 11, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   2. submitted on November 3, 2018, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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