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)
Contained Places
Cemetery
Bond Cemetery
Census-designated place
Upper Falls ( 1742 - Present )
Inhabited place
Acme
Acup
Airport Village
Alum Creek
Amandaville
Amelia
Barren Creek
Belle
Big Chimney
Blackhawk
Blakeley
Blount
Blue Creek
Blundon
Briar Creek
Brounland
Burnwell
Cabin Creek
Carbon
Cedar Grove
Charleston ( 1788 - )
Chelyan
Chesapeake
Cinco
Clendenin
Coal Fork
Coalburg
Coalridge
Coco
Corton
Creed
Cross Lanes
Crown Hill
Davis Creek
Dawes
Decota
Diamond
Dickinson
Donwood
Dry Branch
Dunbar
Dungriff
Dupont City
East Bank
Elk Forest
Elk Hills
Elkview
Eskdale
Falling Rock
Fivemile
Forks of Coal
Frame
Gallagher
Giles
Glasgow
Greencastle
Grippe
Guthrie
Handley
Hansford
Hernshaw
Highlawn
Hillsdale
Hitop
Holly
Hollygrove
Hollyhurst
Hugheston
Institute
Island Branch
Ivydale
Jarretts Ford
Jefferson
Joplin
Kayford
Kelly Hill
Kendalia
Knollwood
Laing
Leewood
Lico
Livingston
London
Loudendale
Lower Belle
Malden
Mammoth
Marmet
Meadowbrook
Miami
Middle Fork
Milliken
Monarch
Montgomery
Nitro
Nuckolls
Oakwood
Odell
Ohley
Olcott
Osborne
Parkway Terrace
Pentacre
Pinch
Pocatalico
Pond Fork
Pond Gap
Port Amherst
Pratt
Putney
Quarrier
Quick
Rand
Reamer
Red Warrior
Rensford
Riverside
Riverview
Rocky Fork
Ronda
Ruth
Ruthdale
Rutledge
Sanderson
Sandy
Schrader
Sharon
Shrewsbury
Sissonville
Snow Hill
South Charleston
South Malden
Spangler
St. Albans
Standard
Tad
Three Mile
Turner
Twomile
Tyler Heights
Tyler Mountain
United
Victor
Virginia Heights
Walgrove
Ward
Wayne ( 1788 - 1809 )
Wellford
West Montgomery
West Side
Wevaco
White Chapel
Whittaker
Wills
Wilson
Winifrede
Witcher
Youngs Bottom
Populated place
Elk
Unincorporated area
Kanawha City
Unknown
Fort Tackett
Sattes
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

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.

Contents

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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