South Charleston, city (1990 pop. 13,645), Kanawha co., W W.Va., on the Kanawha River, in a highly industrialized area; settled 1782, inc. 1917. Machinery, electrical products, chemicals, transportation and dental equipment, and foods are manufactured. A large Native American mound is in the city.
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