Some of the cities, towns, and places in Kanawha County are Aarons, Acme, Acup, Airport Village, Alum Creek, Amandaville, Amelia, Annfred, Arborland Acres, Barren Creek, Belle, Big Chimney, Blackhawk, Blakeley, Blount, Blue Creek, Blundon, Bream, Brounland, Burnwell, Cabin Creek, Carbon, Cedar Grove, Charleston, Chelyan, Chesapeake, Cinco, Clendenin, Coal Fork, Coalburg, Coalridge, Coco, Corton, Crede, Cross Lanes, Crown Hill, Davis Creek, Dawes, Decota, Dial, Diamond, Dickinson, Donwood, Dry Branch, Dunbar, Dungriff, Dupont City, East Bank, East Nitro, East Side, Edgewood, Elk, Elk Forest, Elk Hills, Elkview, Emmons, Eskdale, Etowah, Falling Rock, Ferrell, Fivemile, Forest Hills, Forks of Coal, Fort Hill, Frame, Gallagher, Giles, Glasgow, Green Valley, Greencastle, Grippe, Guthrie, Handley, Hansford, Hernshaw, Hicumbottom, Highlawn, Hillsdale, Hitop, Holly, Hollygrove, Hollyhurst, Hugheston, Institute, Island Branch, Ivydale, Jarrett, Jarretts Ford, Jefferson, Joplin, Kanawha Estates, Kayford, Kelly Hill, Kendalia, Laing, Leewood, Loudendale, Lower Falls, Mammoth, Marmet, Meadowbrook, Mink Shoals, Montgomery, Nitro, Pinch, Pocatalico, Pond Gap, Port Amherst, Pratt, Putney, Quick, Quincy, Rand, River Bend, Rock Lake Village, Rocky Fork, Rutledge, Sanderson, Shrewsbury, Sissonville, Smithers, South Charleston, St. Albans, Tornado, Tyler Heights, Tyler Mountain
Kanawha County ( kə-NAW or kə-NAW-ə) is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2019 American Community Survey, the population was 183,279. This was a decrease of 9,784 since the 2010 Census; nevertheless, it is West Virginia's most populous county. The county seat is Charleston, which is also the state capital.
Kanawha County is part of the Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.