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BARBOURSVILLE -- Barboursville is described by many as quaint, with all the amenities of a big city, but with a down-home feel. Its story dates back to 1813 and is still being written today, as leaders in the community see even more progress to be made.
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"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.
"I've lived here all my life. The people are very close-knit here. It has its problems, but every town does....I like walking down the street and hearing, 'Hi, Mrs. Linda.' Almost everyday that happens."
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
POPULATION: 49,138 (according to 2010 Census).
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You might call this a renaissance in Huntington.
For anyone who hasn't walked around downtown Huntington lately, you might be surprised at how much there is to see.
More reasons to love Huntington.
Huntington is a city in Cabell and Wayne counties in West Virginia, along the Ohio River.
ORIGIN: Named for Milton Reece, a large landowner in the area when the town was incorporated in 1876.
WHERE: West Virginia Pumpkin Park, Milton
Blenko Glass: Located at Blenko Glass Company off of James River Turnpike in Milton. ...
The following civic, social and charitable organizations are located in the Milton area:
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.