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Moving to Kenova, WV

Kenova is a small city in Wayne County, West Virginia and has a population of 3,216. Kenova sits near the Kentucky, West Virginia, and Ohio tri-state border and is considered part of the Huntington-Ashland Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Kenova History

Kenova was incorporated as a city in 1894, but was technically founded in 1859 as a railroad hub. The town is located where the Ohio River and Big Sandy River meet and a major railroad bridge over the Ohio is located there. The area is also known for its proximity to the Southern Airways Flight 932 plane crash that killed the Marshall University football team in 1970. Learn more about Kenova history:

Kenova Weather

On average, Kenova gets 46 inches of rain per year, but only five inches of snow. Summers are warm, with the average July high reaching 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are fairly cold, but not frigid, with the average January low falling to 28 degrees. Learn more about Kenova weather:

Kenova Transportation

Bus transit is offered in nearby Huntington by Tri-State Transit Authority. There are also several highways in the tri-state area. Learn more about Kenova transportation:

Cost of Living in Kenova

The cost of living in Kenova is 20% lower than the U.S. national average, making it a very affordable city to live in. See how far your budget will stretch using these tools:

Kenova Schools

The only public school that is actually within Kenova city limit is Kenova Elementary. However, there are several other schools in nearby towns. Learn more about schools near Kenova:

Kenova Hospitals

St. Mary’s Medical Center is a general medical and surgical facility in Huntington, West Virginia; the next town over from Kenova. If you’re planning a move to Kenova, it’s a good idea to know the medical resources available to you:

Kenova Real Estate

The median listing price for a home in Kenova is $89,000. Use the following resources to browse all available Kenova real estate:

Kenova Hotels

There are several accommodations near Kenova for visitors. A few local favorites include Ramada Limited Hotel, Comfort Suites, and Quality Inn in Ashland. Browse nearby hotels to find the best fit for you:

Kenova Restaurants

A few favorite restaurants in Kenova are Griffith & Feil Drugstore, Evaroni’s Pizza, and Los Mariachis Mexican Restaurant. Learn more about these and other local favorites using the following resources:

Things to Do in Kenova

A few popular local destinations in Kenova include Carter Caves State Resort Park, Harris Riverfront Park, Camden Park, the Mothman Museum, and Morgan’s Outdoor Activities. Learn more about these and other attractions near Kenova:

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