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Shively, West Virginia
Old Shively P.O., 2016
|Elevation||696 ft (212 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||304 & 681|
|GNIS feature ID||1555614|
Shively is an unincorporated community located on the Smokehouse Fork of Big Harts Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. Shively is accessed by County Route 3. It is situated 7.2 miles from Harts and 9.3 miles from Chapmanville.
Timbering served as the community's primary industry. During the 1880s and 1890s, Albert Dingess, Sr., was a leading timberman on the fork. In the 1890s, C. Dingess & Company operated a local timber firm. Several splash dams were constructed on Smokehouse Fork.
Historically, the following schools have served the community: Browns Run School (est. 1892), Buck Fork School (est. 1894), Hugh Dingess School (est. 1897), Conley School (est. 1897), George Mullins School (est. 1910), and White Oak School (est. 1923). Only Hugh Dingess Elementary School remains open today. The 1925–1926 West Virginia Educational Directory lists a few teachers with Shively addresses: Ina Adams, Anna Butcher, and Lester H. Cross.
Today, residents of Shively attend Chapmanville School, Harts PK-8 School, Chapmanville Middle School, and Chapmanville Regional High School.
- Charley Conley (1871–1919), feudist
- Floyd Dingess (1856–1888), casualty of the Lincoln County Feud
- Henderson Dingess (1829–1902), patriarch in the Lincoln County Feud
- Hollena Dingess Brumfield (1863–1937), character in the Lincoln County Feud
- Hugh Dingess (1858–1916), participant in the Lincoln County Feud and timberman
- James Burwell "Burl" Farley (1856–1937), participant in the Lincoln County Feud and timberman
- Paris Hensley (c. 1851 – 1937), preacher
- Stonewall Hensley (1893–1977), preacher
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