Clendenin, West Virginia

Clendenin, West Virginia (WV), a community on the Elk River in Kanawha County, was incorporated in 1904 and named for the Clendenin family, pioneers of the Kanawha Valley region in the late 1700s. George Clendenin founded nearby Charleston. The first petrochemical plant in the world was established at Clendenin by Union Carbide Corporation in 1920. 

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Parks & Public Recreation

The following parks and public recreation areas are located within 20 miles of Clendenin.


Clendenin is located on highway US-119 approximately 20 miles northeast of Charleston, West Virginia, 20 miles southwest of Clay, West Virginia, and three miles south of I-79.

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Regional Information

Clendenin is located in the Metro Valley Region in central West Virginia.

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