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Kenova, West Virginia

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Welcome to Kenova ...

The city of Kenova is located in Wayne County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Kenova has a population of 3,007 people<1> (see below for details).

The origin (or the toponymy) of Kenova: The name Kenova is a portmanteau<2> and it reflects the fact the city is located where the borders of Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia meet.

Kenova is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Kenova: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Kenova: 25704<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kenova had a population of 3,216 people (which is 7.57% of the total population of Wayne County). This makes Kenova the county's most populous community.

The population of Kenova represents 0.17% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 37th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,216 people, the population of Kenova decreased 7.72% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,485 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Kenova had an population of 3,007 people. This is a decrease of 6.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.72% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Kenova ...

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 Kenova and not the distance as if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Ashland (KY)   [Map]   20,669   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   7,177   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Grayson (KY)   [Map]   3,999   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Raceland (KY)   [Map]   2,354   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Russell (KY)   [Map]   3,226   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Worthington (KY)   [Map]   1,530   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Communities Also Named Kenova ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Kenova - they are located in Arkansas and Washington.

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

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 Kenova. 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 Kenova. 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 Kenova. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

Websites for Kenova ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kenova ...

Looking for more information about Kenova? 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 Kenova, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kenova.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Wayne County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kenova:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kenova.

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<2>A portmanteau (such as Kenova) is the combination or contraction of two (or more) words, their sound and the meaning of those words to create a new word. For example, smoke and fog becomes smog.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kenova - 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>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Kenova). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kenova or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<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- Kenova) 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 Kenova. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kenova

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kenova. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4010, Longitude: -82.5772     [Map].

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