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Shock, West Virginia
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Coordinates: 38°46′42″N 80°57′59″W / 38.77833°N 80.96639°W / 38.77833; -80.96639Coordinates: 38°46′42″N 80°57′59″W / 38.77833°N 80.96639°W / 38.77833; -80.96639
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Gilmer
741 ft (226 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
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.

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