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Welcome to Chesapeake ...

The village of Chesapeake is located in Lawrence County<1>.

The location of Chesapeake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Chesapeake: CHESS-uh-peek<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chesapeake has a population of 702 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Chesapeake.

Chesapeake is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Chesapeake: (740)

Websites for Chesapeake ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lawrencecountyohio.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Chesapeake, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chesapeake had an population of 702 people. This is a decrease of 5.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.63% since the 2000 Census).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Chesapeake ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chesapeake.

  • Ashland [Boyd County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland [Boyd County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Chesapeake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,146 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<7>
  • Ironton [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ironton
    • Ironton [Lawrence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Chesapeake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,532 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ironton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ironton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ironton<7>
  • Flatwoods [Greenup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
    • Flatwoods [Greenup County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Chesapeake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,079 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<7>
  • Barboursville [Cabell County]
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    • South Point [Lawrence County]
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      • South Point [Lawrence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Chesapeake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,839 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Point<7>
    • Russell [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
      • Russell [Greenup County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Chesapeake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russell<7>
    • Kenova [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenova
      • Kenova [Wayne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Chesapeake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,961 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenova<7>
    • Milton [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Cabell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Chesapeake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<7>
    • Raceland [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raceland
      • Raceland [Greenup County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Chesapeake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,355 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raceland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raceland
    • Coal Grove [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Grove
      • Coal Grove [Lawrence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Chesapeake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Grove

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chesapeake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chesapeake.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chesapeake.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chesapeake. See our Newspapers Page for Chesapeake.

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 ...

Communities in 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: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Lawrence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chesapeake.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chesapeake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, 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       In this case, the coordinates for Chesapeake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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