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Chesapeake, West Virginia
(Kanawha County)

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The location of Chesapeake

Welcome to Chesapeake ...

The town of Chesapeake is located in Kanawha County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Chesapeake has a population of 1,456 people<2> (see below for details).

Chesapeake is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Chesapeake: (304) and (681)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chesapeake had a population of 1,554 people. This makes Chesapeake the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Chesapeake represents 0.08% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 76th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,554 people, the population of Chesapeake decreased 5.42% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,643 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Chesapeake had an population of 1,456 people. This is a decrease of 6.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.38% 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.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Chesapeake and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Cedar Grove   [Map]   940   E   5 miles [8 km]
Charleston   [Map]   47,929   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Danville   [Map]   629   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
East Bank   [Map]   904   E   5 miles [8 km]
Glasgow   [Map]   860   E   6 miles [9.7 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 two West Virginia communities named Chesapeake: This one is located in Kanawha County and the other is located in Marion County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 6 communities that are also named Chesapeake - they are located in Maryland, Missouri, Ohio and 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:

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.

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Chesapeake, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Chesapeake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

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 Kanawha County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

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>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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<3>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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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, 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: 38.2231, Longitude: -81.5362     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chesapeake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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