Big Chimney as a town has a total area of about 5.35 sq. kms. and located in the county of Kanawha. The center of Big Chimney town consists of many diversified business activities in the region like stores related with grocery, hardware and also a fast food restaurant in the area. There are other small businesses located within the immediate periphery of the town. Due to the location of a tall chimney of the local salt works, the town got its name and this chimney became a prominent landmark of the town.