Introduction to South Charleston, West Virginia
South Charleston, West Virginia is 3 miles W of Charleston, West Virginia and 130 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio. It is in Kanawha County. The city is part of the Charleston metro area. The population of South Charleston is 13,390.
South Charleston History
The community was established in 1906. However, it was officially incorporated by a special charter enacted by the West Virginia Legislature in 1919. The area is named because of its location towards the south of the Kanawha River.
South Charleston and nearby Attractions
- Gauley River National Recreation Area
- Museum in the Community
- Beech Fork State Park
- Cultural Center
- Chief Logan State Park
- Avampato Discovery Museum
Things To Do In South Charleston
The South Charleston Memorial Ice Arena, the Kanawha State Forest and the Charleston Civic Center are all accessible from South Charleston. Parks in the area include Little Creek Park, Timberland Park and Jefferson Park. Local churches include the South Charleston Christian Church, the Saint Paul United Methodist Church and the Southwest Church of God. The city hosts festivals like Summerfest every August and the Mound Arts and Crafts Festival every September.
South Charleston Transportation
Yeager Airport is the nearest major airport.
South Charleston Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at West Virginia State College, Concord College and Marshall University.