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Chelyan, West Virginia
Location in Kanawha County and state of West Virginia.
Location in Kanawha County and state of West Virginia.
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)
617 ft (188 m)
 • Total 778
 • Density 1,809/sq mi (698.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
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.

Notable person

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

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Chelyan para niños

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