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Shanks, West Virginia
Old Shanks Store and Post Office
|Elevation||1,125 ft (343 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1555598|
Shanks is located east of Romney along the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50) on the eastern flanks of South Branch Mountain. The community is centered on the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Allen Hill Road (County Route 50/7). Shanks Roadside Park is located directly to its west on U.S. Route 50. The North Fork Little Cacapon River runs through the community.
Abraham Shank, an early postmaster and local merchant, gave the community his name.
- Elmo Barnes House, Allen Hill Road South (CR 50/7)
- Old Shanks Post Office, US 50 & Allen Hill Road North (CR 50/7)
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