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The location of Chesapeake









Welcome to Chesapeake ...

The village of Chesapeake is located in Lawrence County.

The location of Chesapeake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Chesapeake: CHESS-uh-peek<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Chesapeake has a population of 714 people<3> (see below for details).

Chesapeake is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Chesapeake lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Chesapeake: (740)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chesapeake had a population of 745 people. This makes Chesapeake the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 745 people, the population of Chesapeake decreased 11.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 842 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Chesapeake had an population of 714 people. This is a decrease of 4.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.2% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chesapeake.

Communities near Chesapeake ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Chesapeake and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   20,669   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   7,177   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Raceland (KY)   [Map]   2,354   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Russell (KY)   [Map]   3,226   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Coal Grove   [Map]   2,099   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ironton   [Map]   10,722   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Chesapeake.

Communities Also Named Chesapeake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Chesapeake - they are located in Maryland, Missouri, Virginia (2) and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Chesapeake.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chesapeake. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chesapeake. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chesapeake.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Chesapeake:

Websites for Chesapeake ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lawrencecountyohio.org/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chesapeake ...

Looking for more information about Chesapeake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chesapeake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chesapeake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Ohio

About Lawrence County

About Ohio

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chesapeake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Ohio: www.ohio.gov/


Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Chesapeake. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chesapeake.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chesapeake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chesapeake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chesapeake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chesapeake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chesapeake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4270, Longitude: -82.4564     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chesapeake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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