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South Charleston
Kanawha County, West Virginia

ZipCodes
25303, 25309




Page Contents for South Charleston, West Virginia

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Miscellany



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.

Location

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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Attractions

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

Miscellany

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

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