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Welcome to South Charleston ...

The city of South Charleston is located in Kanawha County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of South Charleston, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1907.

A typical abbreviation for South Charleston: S. Charleston

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, South Charleston has a population of 12,238 people<3> (see below for details).

South Charleston is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for South Charleston: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, South Charleston had an population of 12,238 people. This is a decrease of 9.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, South Charleston had a population of 13,450 people (which is 6.97% of the total population of Kanawha County). This makes South Charleston the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of South Charleston represents 0.73% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,450 people, the population of South Charleston has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 13,390 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for South Charleston.

Communities Also Named South Charleston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named South Charleston - it's located in Ohio.

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

Communities near South Charleston ...

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

  • Saint Albans
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • 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 is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,763 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans <6>
  • Hurricane
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Nitro
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nitro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitro
    • Nitro is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,285 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nitro <6>
  • Winfield
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Eleanor
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
    • Eleanor is located in Putnam County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,579 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eleanor <6>
  • Chesapeake
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
    • Chesapeake is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,393 people
  • Marmet
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmet
    • Marmet is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,351 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet <6>
  • Belle
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
    • Belle is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,108 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle <6>
  • Poca
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
    • Poca is located in Putnam County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poca <6>
  • Cedar Grove
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South Charleston. 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 South Charleston.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Charleston ...

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

Adding South Charleston to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for South Charleston was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the South Charleston post office opened in 1907.

We also found South Charleston on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for West Virginia (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for South Charleston.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Charleston. 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 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 South Charleston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Charleston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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