Chesapeake is a town in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,554 at the 2010 census. The town is situated on the Kanawha River. Chesapeake was incorporated in 1949 and named for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, which has served the community since 1873. It is also the hometown of NFL player Chris Massey, long snapper for the St. Louis Rams. The current Mayor of Chesapeake is Jack B. Lavender.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), of which, 0.48 square miles (1.24 km2) is land and 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2) is water.
At the 2010 census there were 1,554 people, 691 households, and 425 families living in the town. The population density was 3,237.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,250.0/km2). There were 809 housing units at an average density of 1,685.4 per square mile (650.7/km2).