Shively, West Virginia

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Shively, West Virginia
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Old Shively Post Office Building, 2016
Old Shively P.O., 2016
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Shively, West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°57′57″N82°07′05″W / 37.96583°N 82.11806°W / 37.96583; -82.11806 Coordinates: 37°57′57″N82°07′05″W / 37.96583°N 82.11806°W / 37.96583; -82.11806
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Logan
Elevation
696 ft (212 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1555614 [1]

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. [2]

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Location

Shively is generally understood to represent the Smokehouse Fork and Buck Fork sections of Big Harts Creek.

History

Shively is named for Charles Nelson Shively, who settled locally from Georges Run, Ohio about 1908. [3] The name appears on a 1910 topographic map of Big Harts Creek at the mouth of White Oak Fork of Smokehouse Fork of Big Harts Creek. Later, the name appears in the lower section of Smokehouse Fork at Wolfpen Branch where the final post office building stands today.

Notable Events

Key events of the Lincoln County Feud occurred at Shively in 1889.

Post office

Shively Post Office was established as early as 1923. A. Butcher was postmaster in 1923-1924 and mail was received tri-weekly. [4] Ina E. Adams served as acting postmaster beginning on December 4, 1925. She served as postmaster from January 18, 1926 to August 2, 1935. John S. Butcher assumed charge of the post office on August 2, 1935. He served as postmaster from October 25, 1935 to January 1, 1949. Sallie Farley Adkins assumed charge of the post office on January 1, 1949. She served as postmaster until her resignation on July 22, 1958. Nora St. Clair assumed charge of the post office on July 22, 1958. [5]

Education

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. [6]

The 1925-1926 West Virginia Educational Directory lists a few teachers with Shively addresses: Ina Adams, Anna Butcher, and Lester H. Cross. [7]

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References

  1. "Shively". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.
  2. Logan County, West Virginia General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). West Virginia Department of Transportation. 2011. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-06. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
  3. "United States Census, 1910". FamilySearch. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  4. Polk's West Virginia State Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1923-1924. Detroit, MI: R.L. Polk & Company. 1923. p. 747.
  5. U.S. Postal Records.
  6. Vickers, J.A. (1927). Local History and Topography of Logan County. Charleston, WV: George M. Ford, State Superintendent.
  7. West Virginia Educational Directory for the School Year 1925-1926.