Huntington was named for Collis P. Huntington, who founded Huntington in 1870 as the western terminus for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway on the land west of the mouth of the Guyandotte River at the Ohio River. The fertile land, it seemed to Huntington, was ripe for growing a city bustling with industry and commerce. His vision became a thriving reality.
Huntington is a city in Cabell and Wayne counties in West Virginia, along the Ohio River.
Huntington is located within the Cabell County Schools district, 304-528-5000, boe.cabe.k12.wv.us. Regular meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.
Attractions, lodging, golf, disc golf, bowling, inflatables, movies, spas and shopping.
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There were several people along the way who shaped the “best little village in West Virginia,” many of whom are part of a bicentennial history book titled “The Lost Village of Barboursville” that will be released this fall. It is authored by Jeanette Rowsey, who has spent more than three years researching the village’s rich history.
ORIGIN: Barboursville was established in 1813. Named after Virginia Gov. James Barbour (1812-1814), the village was the county seat of Cabell County from 1814 until 1887.
Outdoors, lodging, movies, entertainment, spas, golf, retail hubs, groceries and dining.
Barboursville is located within the Cabell County Schools district, 304-528-5000, boe.cabe.k12.wv.us. Regular meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.
Fall Fest, Sept. 12-14, 2013, in Barboursville. ...
Here are just a few possible wedding reception sites in the Tri-State, organized by maximum seating capacity.
Are you wracking your brain for gifts for that hard-to-buy-for person?
Glad Tidings Assembly of God, 121 Mill Road, Hurricane, (304) 562-3074.
"Everybody knows their neighbors. We look out after each other," said Wayne's former longtime mayor James Ramey III about his community. "It's a nice little town. It's out in the country a little bit, but it's a good place."
This is the fifth in a series of sections intended to help The Herald-Dispatch readers get to know the communities that make up the Tri-State. Still to come: Putnam County, W.Va., on Sunday, July 10, and Mason County, W.Va., and Gallia County, Ohio, on Sunday, July 17. Visit www.herald-dispatch.com if you missed Discover Barboursville on June 5; Discover Milton on June 12, Discover Huntington on June 19 or Discover Lawrence County on June 26.
ORIGIN: Wayne County was established by the state of Virginia on Jan. 18, 1842. It and 43 other counties joined to form West Virginia on June 20, 1863. It's the westernmost county in what is now the state of West Virginia, and it was named in honor of Gen. "Mad Anthony" Wayne. The general is credited with making the region safe for a white settlement, after defeating the Shawnee Indians in the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
The following clubs, organizations and charities are active in Wayne County
ORIGIN: Named for Milton Reece, a large landowner in the area when the town was incorporated in 1876.