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South Charleston
Kanawha County, West Virginia

25303, 25309

Page Contents for South Charleston, West Virginia

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.


Statistics & Facts

The West Virginia state capital is Charleston.
The population of South Charleston is approximately 13,390 (2000), 13450 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,640 (1990), 6283 (2010).
The amount of land area in South Charleston is 13.554 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.058 sq kilometers.
The distance from South Charleston to Washington DC is 268 miles.
The distance to the West Virginia state capital is 4 miles. (as the crow flies)
South Charleston is positioned 38.35 degrees north of the equator and 81.70 degrees west of the prime meridian.


west of Charleston in southwestern West Virginia
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History & History Related Items

This area has been inhabited for many hundreds of years. Some archeologists have said that one of the oldest continually inhabited sites in North and South America is just outside of Charleston.

South Charleston was known as a "Belgian" town up until World War II, with many of the city residents being Belgian immigrants. These "Cinderheads of the Hills" came to South Charleston at the beginning of the twentieth century to start a glass-blowing factory. Many area residents still claim Belgian ancestry.
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Adena Indian Criel Mound
Originally 35 feet high and 520 feet around, this mound has been documented by the Smithsonian Institution as an Adena Burial site.

South Charleston Museum
312 Fourth Avenue
South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: 304-744-9711
Fax: 304-744-8808
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South Charleston City Government

South Charleston City Hall
4th Ave & D St
Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: 304-744-5301

South Charleston Chamber

South Charleston Chamber of Commerce
325 Sixth St.
South Charleston, WV
Phone: 304-744-0051

South Charleston Organizations

South Charleston Chamber of Commerce
325 Sixth St.
South Charleston, WV
Phone: 304-744-0051 South Charleston


The population of South Charleston was:
1990 - 13,645
1998 - 13,148
2000 - 13,390

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