ⓘ Handley, West Virginia

                                     

ⓘ Handley, West Virginia

Handley is a town in Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 349 at the 2010 census. Handley was first established in 1877 and known as Upper Creek until July 29, 1881, when its name was changed to Handley for pioneer settlers who farmed the area. Handley has the distinction of bearing a name like no other town in the United States. The town was incorporated November 1972.

Handley is located in the upper part of the valley of the Kanawha on the South side of the river Canova to the West of the route Virginia-61, as well as the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad company, now CSX transportation. The railway workshops moved here from the nearby Montgomery in 1899. Trains and barges hauled coal for the Chesapeake mining company until deposits were removed from the city and surrounding hills.