Big Chimney, West Virginia

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Big Chimney
Census-designated place (CDP)
Big Chimney is located in West Virginia
Big Chimney
Big Chimney
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°24′20″N 81°32′08″W / 38.40556°N 81.53556°W / 38.40556; -81.53556Coordinates: 38°24′20″N 81°32′08″W / 38.40556°N 81.53556°W / 38.40556; -81.53556
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Kanawha
 • Total 2.059 sq mi (5.33 km2)
 • Land 2.003 sq mi (5.19 km2)
 • Water 0.056 sq mi (0.15 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 627
 • Density 300/sq mi (120/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25302

Big Chimney is a census-designated place (CDP) located on U.S. Route 119 in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 627.[2] It is accessible by West Virginia Route 114 or exit 5 from I-79. The center of town includes a fast-food restaurant, a drug store, hardware store and grocery store, along with a few smaller businesses. The town is named after the tall chimney of the local salt works, which was a prominent landmark.[3][4]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ History of Charleston and Kanawha County West Virginia and Representative Citizens, W.S. Laidley, Richmond Arnold Publishing Co., Chicago, 1911
  4. ^ Coleman West Virginia Atlas and Gazetter