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Welcome to Kenova ...

The city of Kenova is located in Wayne County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kenova has a population of 2,981 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The origin (or the toponymy) of Kenova: The name Kenova is a portmanteau<3> 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.<4>.

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

Area codes for Kenova: (304) & (681)<5>

The ZIP code for Kenova: 25704<6>

Websites for Kenova ...

Official Website: www.cityofkenova.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kenova had an population of 2,981 people. This is a decrease of 7.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.46% since the 2000 Census).

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 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 (which had a count of 3,485 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Kenova ...

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

  • Huntington (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
    • Huntington lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of Kenova and is located in Cabell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,934 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntington<9>
  • Ashland (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Kenova and is located in Boyd County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,070 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<9>
  • Ironton (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ironton
    • Ironton lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Kenova and is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,418 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ironton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ironton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ironton<9>
  • Flatwoods (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
    • Flatwoods lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Kenova and is located in Greenup County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,056 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<9>
  • Barboursville (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barboursville
    • Barboursville lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Kenova and is located in Cabell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,228 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barboursville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barboursville<9>
  • Russell (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
    • Russell lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Kenova and is located in Greenup County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,207 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russell<9>
  • Raceland (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raceland
    • Raceland lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Kenova and is located in Greenup County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,338 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raceland have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raceland
  • Coal Grove (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Grove
    • Coal Grove lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Kenova and is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,048 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Grove
  • Wayne (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayne
    • Wayne lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Kenova and is located in Wayne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,559 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayne have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayne<9>
  • Worthington (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worthington
    • Worthington lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Kenova and is located in Greenup County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,488 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Worthington have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worthington

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 Kenova. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kenova.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kenova. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kenova.

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.

Adding Kenova to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kenova in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Kenova was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Kenova on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kenova on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Kenova

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Wayne County

About West Virginia

The official website for Kenova: www.cityofkenova.com/

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 Wayne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kenova.
<3>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, camera and recorder becomes camcorder.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kenova - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>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).
<7>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 drawn 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KenovaOur 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    
<8>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.
<9>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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