Chelyan, West Virginia

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Chelyan, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Location in Kanawha County and state of West Virginia.
Location in Kanawha County and state of West Virginia.
Coordinates: 38°11′43″N 81°29′27″W / 38.19528°N 81.49083°W / 38.19528; -81.49083Coordinates: 38°11′43″N 81°29′27″W / 38.19528°N 81.49083°W / 38.19528; -81.49083
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Kanawha
Area[1]
 • Total 0.430 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Land 0.403 sq mi (1.04 km2)
 • Water 0.027 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation 617 ft (188 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 778
 • Density 1,800/sq mi (700/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 304 & 681
GNIS feature ID 1537231[3]

Chelyan (/ˈʃl.jən/ SHEEL-yən) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. Chelyan is located on the south bank of the Kanawha River southeast of Chesapeake. It is served by Exit 85 of the West Virginia Turnpike. As of the 2010 census, its population was 776.[2]

Former NBA player, coach, and general manager Jerry West was born in Chelyan.

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