Chesapeake, West Virginia

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On the Kanawha at Chesapeake, WV

Chesapeake, West Virginia (WV), is a community on the Kanawha River in Kanawha County southeast of Charleston, West Virginia. Expressways I-77 and I-64 and highway WV-61 course through the town en route through the upper Kanawha Valley.

Chesapeake was established in about 1910, though it was not incorporated until 1949. The origin of the community name is obscure. "" is an Algonquian word referring to a village "at a big river," though the name may be derived from the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, which follows the Kanawha River through the community

Lodging near Chesapeake, West Virginia


Chesapeake is located approximately 13 miles southwest of the Kanawha County seat at Charleston, West Virginia.

Map of Chesapeake, West Virginia

Regional Information

Chesapeake is locate in the Metro Valley Region in western West Virginia.

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