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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>

A typical abbreviation for South Charleston: S. Charleston

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, South Charleston has a population of 12,047 people<3> (see below for details).

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

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 12,047 people. This is a decrease of 10.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.03% 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 (which had 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 have 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 [Kanawha County]
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    • Saint Albans [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of South Charleston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,918 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans<7>
  • Hurricane [Putnam County]
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    • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of South Charleston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,430 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<7>
  • Nitro [Kanawha County]
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    • Nitro [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of South Charleston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,373 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Nitro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nitro<7>
  • Winfield [Putnam County]
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    • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of South Charleston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,352 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
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      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of South Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,587 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Eleanor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eleanor<7>
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
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      • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of South Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Marmet [Kanawha County]
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      • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of South Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,366 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Marmet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet<7>
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
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      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of South Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,126 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<7>
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of South Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Poca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poca<7>
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of South Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 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 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Charleston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Charleston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Charleston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Charleston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3495, Longitude: -81.7094       In this case, the coordinates for South Charleston 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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