Chelyan, West Virginia

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Chelyan, West Virginia
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
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyKanawha
Area
 • Total0.430 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Land0.403 sq mi (1.04 km2)
 • Water0.027 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation
617 ft (188 m)
Population
 • Total778
 • Density1,800/sq mi (700/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1537231[3]

Chelyan (/ˈʃljən/ 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]

The community has the name of Chelyan Calvert, the child of an early postmaster.[4]

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

References[edit]

  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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chelyan, West Virginia
  4. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 168.