Place:Shanks, Hampshire, West Virginia, United States

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NameShanks
TypeCommunity
Coordinates39.3°N 78.683°W
Located inHampshire, West Virginia, United States
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Shanks is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the Shanks community has a population of 806.

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 around the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Allen Hill Road (West Virginia Secondary 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.

Most of Shanks' population resides at the Judy Mobile Homes Court behind the current post office along Allen Hill Road South. It has also become popular with people looking to refurbish older farmhouses along U.S. Route 50 and Allen Hill Road North.

Historic sites

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  • 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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