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Chelyan, West Virginia

Chelyan, West Virginia
Census-designated place
Chelyan, West Virginia
Chelyan, 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

Country United States
State West Virginia
County Kanawha
 • 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)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 778
 • 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[3]

Chelyan (/ˈʃl.jən/ ) is an unincorporated census-designated place 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]

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


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