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The location of South Charleston

Welcome to South Charleston ...

The city of South Charleston is located in Kanawha County.

The location of South Charleston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for South Charleston: S. Charleston

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, South Charleston has a population of 12,493 people<2> (see below for details).

South Charleston is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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)<4>

Population Details ...

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 total 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, South Charleston had an population of 12,493 people. This is a decrease of 7.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.7% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near South Charleston ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from South Charleston and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Belle   [Map]   1,162   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cedar Grove   [Map]   940   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   1,456   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
East Bank   [Map]   904   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Eleanor   [Map]   1,598   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   W   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

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 South Charleston. 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 South Charleston. 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 South Charleston.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...

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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:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Charleston.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Charleston - 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- South Charleston) 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 South Charleston. 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 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Charleston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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