Lawrence County, Ohio, was formed as a county in 1816, named for the American naval hero Capt. James Lawrence, in the war of 1812.
MILTON — The town of Milton, W.Va., is know for the Pumpkin Festival, Blenko Glass and even the flea market.
The following civic, social and charitable organizations are located in the Milton area:
Houses of worship in the Milton area:
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.
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.