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(Kanawha County)

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Welcome to Chesapeake ...

The town of Chesapeake is located in Kanawha County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chesapeake has a population of 1,414 people<3> (see below for details).

Chesapeake is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Chesapeake: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chesapeake had an population of 1,414 people. This is a decrease of 9.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.94% since the 2000 Census).

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 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Chesapeake ...

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

  • Charleston [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
    • Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Chesapeake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,536 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<7>
  • South Charleston [Kanawha County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Charleston
    • South Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Chesapeake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,047 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Charleston<7>
  • Saint Albans [Kanawha County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
    • Saint Albans [Kanawha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Chesapeake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,918 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans<7>
  • Dunbar [Kanawha County]
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    • Dunbar [Kanawha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Chesapeake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,093 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunbar<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Madison [Boone County]
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      • Madison [Boone County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Chesapeake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<7>
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Chesapeake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,508 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<7>
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Chesapeake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Chesapeake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Chesapeake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 833 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<7>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Chesapeake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<7>

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.

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 ...

Find a Community within 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: www.kanawha.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Kanawha, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chesapeake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chesapeake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 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: 38.2231, Longitude: -81.5362       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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