Milton: Did you know?
On Sept. 16, 1876, the Town of Milton was incorporated. In January of the same year a covered bridge was opened to provide access from James River Turnpike to the newly established town. The bridge has been restored to its original beauty. Nearby is the historic Union Baptist Church, organized in 1810, which was used during the Civil War by Union troops who occupied the building as a military post.
In 1921 Blenko Glass Company was founded and is still in operation today creating hand blown glass pieces that are favorites in retail shops and prized by collectors throughout the nation.
Today Milton is a thriving community that is home to the West Virginia Pumpkin Festival, the Cabell County Fair, seasonal corn maze, giant flea market and arts and crafts stores. All are easily accessible from U.S. Route 60 and Interstate 64.