Kanawha City, Charleston

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Kanawha City is a neighborhood of the city of Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. It is in the southeastern part of the city, and located along WV 61 (MacCorkle Ave.) It officially starts at the 35th Street bridge, where there is a sign welcoming visitors and B&D Gastropub is located. It comprises mostly small stores and neighborhood/residential on both sides. The stores, malls, and restaurants are mostly located in the southern part of the neighborhood.

An early variant name was Owens.[1]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department reported sixteen confirmed cases and one death from COVID-19 at The Eastbrook Rehabilitation Center during the month of April 2020.[2][3]


  1. ^ 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. 465.
  2. ^ Coyne, Caity (April 17, 2020). "16 test COVID-19 positive at Kanawha nursing home". Charleston Gazette-Mail.
  3. ^ "First COVID-19 death reported in Kanawha County". Charleston Gazette-Mail. April 19, 2020.

Coordinates: 38°19′17″N 81°34′55″W / 38.32139°N 81.58194°W / 38.32139; -81.58194