Chelyan, West Virginia
|Chelyan, West Virginia|
|Census-designated place (CDP)|
Location in Kanawha County and state of West Virginia.
|• 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)|
|• 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|
Chelyan (// 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.
The community has the name of Chelyan Calvert, the child of an early postmaster.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chelyan, West Virginia
- 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.
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