Huntington is a city in Cabell and Wayne counties in West Virginia, along the Ohio River.
Most of the city is in Cabell County, for which it is the county seat. A small portion of the city, mainly the neighborhood of Westmoreland, is in Wayne County. Its population was counted at 49,138 in 2010. Huntington is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area, with nearly 290,000 residents. Huntington is the largest city within the MSA and the second largest city in West Virginia, behind Charleston.
The city is also the home of Marshall University.
The city was named for Collis P. Huntington, who founded Huntington in 1870 as the western terminus for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) on the land west of the mouth of the Guyandotte River at the Ohio River. The city houses numerous railroad shops which expanded east to Newport News (and coal piers) and west to eventually reach Cincinnati and Chicago in the years after its founding.
POPULATION: 49,138 (according to 2010 Census).
MAYOR: Steve Williams, 304-696-5540.
CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Joyce Clark, District 1; Pete Gillespie (D), District 2; Frances Jackson (D), District 3; Gary Bunn (R), District 4; Sandra Clements (D), District 5; Mark Bates (R), District 6; Scott Caserta (D), District 7; Tom McGuffin (D), District 8; Rick Simmons (D) District 9; Rebecca Thacker (D), at-large; David Ball (D) at-large.
CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS: 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.
CITY HALL: 800 5th Ave., 304-696-5580. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Monday through Friday.
HUNTINGTON APPOINTED PERSONNEL: Attorney, Scott McClure; City Clerk, Barbara Nelson, 304-696-5530; Development and Planning, Charles Holley; Economic Develoment, Tom Bell; Finance, Deron Runyon; Human Resources, Sherry Lewis; Municipal Judge, Scott Damron; Public Works Sanitary Board, Chairman, Mayor Steve Williams.
POLICE: Huntington Police Department, Jim Johnson, interim chief; non-emergency, 304-696-5510; investigations, 304-696-4420; services, 304-696-5560.
FIRE: Huntington Fire Department, Chief Carl Eastham; non-emergency, 304-696-5950.
AMBULANCE: Cabell County Emergency Medical Services, Gordon Merry III, director; non-emergency, 304-526-9797.
TRASH COLLECTION: City of Huntington Sanitation Department, 304-696-4431.
AREA IN SQUARE MILES: About 17
BOUNDARIES: Ohio River to the north, Interstate 64 to the south, Ceredo to the west and 40th Street in Guyandotte to the east.
SCHOOL DISTRICT: Cabell County Schools, 2850 5th Ave., 304-528-5000.
ZIP CODES: 25701-25779
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The Transit Authority (bus service), 304-529-7433.
State Senators 5th District: Evan Jenkins (D) Cabell, 304-357-7956; Robert Plymale (D) Wayne, 304-357-7937
House of Delegates: 16th District, includes part of Cabell and Lincoln counties, Kevin Craig (D) 304-340-3350; Carol Miller (R) 304-340-3176; Jim Morgan (D) 304-340-3192; 17th District, Cabell County, Doug Reynolds (D) 304-340-3199; Dale Stephens (D) 304-340-3395
CABELL COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS
Assessor, 304-526-8687, Irv Johnson (R)
Circuit Court Judges (6th District): Chris Chiles, 304-526-8612; Alfred E. Ferguson (D), 304-526-8608; Jane Hustead (D), 304-526-8606; Paul T. Farrell Sr., 304-526-8603
Clerk of the Circuit Court, 304-526-8622, Jeffrey Hood (D)
Clerk of the County, 304-526-8625, Karen Cole (D)
Conservation District Supervisor, John Oblinger
County Commission: 304-526-8634: Bob Bailey (D), 304-526-8637; Anne Yon (R), 304-526-8635; Nancy Cartmill (R), 304-526-8638
Family Court Judges: Ron Anderson, 304-528-8530; Patricia Keller, 304-528-8535
Magistrates: 304-526-8642, Rondall L. Baumgardner; Darrell Black (D); Dan Goheen (D); Johnny McCallister (D); Michael Woelfel (D); Scott Bias (D); Danne Vance (D)
Prosecuting Attorney 304-526-8653, Chris Chiles (D)
Sheriff, 304-526-8663, Tom McComas (D)
Surveyor, 304-526-8639, Jeffrey Stephens (D)
Parks and Recreation, 304-696-5954, www.ghprd.org; District 1, Dr. Charles McKown Jr., Stacy Wehrle; District 2, Alan Morrison; District 3, Kent Perry; District 4, G.Randall Rhodes, Rocco Morabito; District 5, Don McCroskey; Frank Dorsey, Westmoreland; Kevin Brady, executive director.
CABELL COUNTY OFFICES
Animal Shelter (Cabell-Hunt.) Jim Cumm, 304-696-5551
Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau: Tyson Compton, 304-525-7333
Cabell-Huntington Health Dept.: www.cabellhealth.org; 304-523-6483, Dr. Harry Tweel, Health Officer
County Attorney: Bill Watson
County Manager: Chris Tatum, 304-526-3634
Emergency Services : 304-526-9797, Gordon Merry
911: 304-526-8555, Mike Davis, director
Information and Referral – 304-528-5660
Law Library: 304-526-8611
Public Defender: 304-522-1265
Public Library: 304-528-5700, cabell.lib.wv.us. Judy Rule, Director
Tri-State Transit Authority: 304-529-6094, Paul Davis, Director
Solid Waste Authority: 304-522-4211
WVU Extension Service: 304-743-7131
CABELL COUNTY POLITICAL PARTIES
Democrat Chair: Bob Bailey
Republican Chair: T-Anne See