Place:Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

NameKanawha
Alt namesKanawhasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.333°N 81.567°W
Located inWest Virginia, United States     (1863 - )
Also located inVirginia, United States     (1788 - 1863)
See alsoBoone, West Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Braxton, West Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Cabell, West Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Fayette, West Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Gilmer, West Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Greenbrier, West Virginia, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Jackson, West Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Lincoln, West Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Logan, West Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Mason, West Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Nicholas, West Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Putnam, West Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Roane, West Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Kanawha County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 193,063, making it the most populous county in West Virginia. Its county seat is Charleston, the state capital. The county was named in honor of the Great Kanawha River.

Kanawha County is included in the Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1776 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1788 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1789 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1792 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1800 3,239
1810 3,866
1820 6,399
1830 9,326
1840 13,567
1850 15,353
1860 16,150
1870 22,349
1880 32,466
1890 42,756
1900 54,696
1910 81,457
1920 119,650
1930 157,667
1940 195,619
1950 239,629
1960 252,925
1970 229,515
1980 231,414
1990 207,619

Note: in 1790 Kanawha was reported with Greenbrier.

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Text from Kanawha County, Virginia Page

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Kanawha County's formation was authorized by the Virginia General Assembly on November 14, 1788 from parts of Greenbrier and Montgomery counties. It was actually formed on October 5, 1789. Kanawha County was named in honor of the Great Kanawha River that runs through the county. The River was named for the Indian tribe that once lived in the area. The spelling of the Indian tribe varied at the time from Conoys to Conois to Kanawha. The latter spelling was used and has gained acceptance over time. [Source: http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Kanawha/kanhistory.html]

Kanawha became part of the State of West Virginia in 1863, when it achieved statehood.


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