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: 46,048 (according to 2018 Census estimates).
MAYOR: Steve Williams, 304-696-5540.
CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Joyce Clark (D), District 1; Charles McComas (D), District 2; Alex Vence (D), District 3; Jennifer Wheeler (I), District 4; Tonya K. Page (D), District 5; Mark Bates (R), District 6; Mike Shockley (D), District 7; Tom McGuffin (D), District 8; Tina Brooks (D) District 9; Rebecca Howe (D), at-large; Carol Polan (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: City Manager, Cathy Burns; Attorney, Scott Damron; City Clerk, Barbara Miller, 304-696-5530; Development and Planning, Scott Lemley; Huntington Municipal Development Authority, Lisa Riley; Finance, Kathy Moore; Human Resources, Sherry Lewis; Municipal Judge, Cheryl Henderson; Public Works, Jim Insco, director.
POLICE: Huntington Police Department, Hank Dial, chief; non-emergency, 304-696-5510; investigations, 304-696-4420; services, 304-696-5560.
FIRE: Huntington Fire Department, Chief Jan Rader; 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: Mike Woelfel (D) Cabell, 304-357-7956; Robert Plymale (D) Wayne, 304-357-7937
HOUSE OF DELEGATES: 16th District, includes part of Cabell and Lincoln counties, Sean Hornbuckle (D) 304-340-3395; Daniel Linville (R) 304-340-3277; John Mandt (R) 304-340-3176. 17th District, Cabell County, Chad Lovejoy (D) 304-340-3280; Matthew Rohrbach (R) 304-340-3221
ASSESSOR: 304-526-8687, Irv Johnson (R)
CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES (6TH DISTRICT): Chris Chiles, 304-526-8612; Alfred E. Ferguson, 304-526-8608; Paul T. Farrell Sr., 304-526-8603; Gregory L. Howard, 304-526-8606.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT: 304-526-8622, Jeffrey Hood (D)
CLERK OF THE COUNT: 304-526-8625, Phyllis Smith
CONSERVATION DISTRICT SUPERVISOR: Zachary Winters
COUNTY COMMISSION: 304-526-8634: Nancy Cartmill (R); Jim Morgan (D); Kelli Sobonya (R)
FAMILY COURT JUDGES: Jara Howard, 304-526-8611; Patricia A. Keller, 304-526-8535; Jason Spears, 304-526-8530.
MAGISTRATES: 304-526-8642, Rondall L. Baumgardner; Dan Ferguson; Daniel M. Goheen; Michael J. McCarthy; Chris Sperry; Danne J. Vance; Mike J. Woelfel; Clerk Paula Holley
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY: 304-526-8653, Sean K. Hammers
SHERIFF: 304-526-8663, Charles "Chuck" Zerkle
PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION: 304-696-5954, www.ghprd.org; Don McCroskey, president; Dr. Rocco Morabito, vice president; Gordon D. Jones, treasurer; William D. Kelley; Paul King; Jill LaFear; Kim Miller; Alan S. Morrison; Sandra Pinson; Randall Rhoades; Stacy Wehrle
DEMOCRAT CHAIR: Nancy Eplin
REPUBLICAN CHAIR: T-Anne See
CABELL COUNTY OFFICES
HUNTINGTON AREA CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU: Tyson Compton, 304-525-7333
CABELL-HUNTINGTON HEALTH DEPT.: www.cabellhealth.org; 304-523-6483, Dr. Michael Kilkenny Health Officer
COUNTY ATTORNEY: Bill Watson
COUNTY MANAGER: Beth Thompson, 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
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES
Advantage Valley Inc., 3751 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, W.Va., 304-760-0950, www.advantagevalley.com; serves Cabell, Putnam, Kanawha and Wayne counties in West Virginia, Ashland, Ky., and Lawrence County, Ohio.
Chemical Alliance Zone, Inc., 3200 Kanawha Turnpike, Building. 740, Office 4201, P.O. Box 18410, South Charleston, W.Va., 304-720-1023, www.cazwv.com; serves Cabell, Putnam, Kanawha and Wayne counties in West Virginia.
Huntington Area Development Council (HADCO), 916 5th Ave., Suite 400, Huntington, 304-529-7910, www.hadco.org; serves Cabell and Wayne counties.
Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1108 3rd Ave., Suite 300, Huntington, 304-525-5131, http://www.huntingtonchamber.org; serves Huntington and Cabell and Wayne counties.
West Virginia Economic Development Council, 2001 Quarrier St., Charleston, 304-342-2123, email info@ wvedc.org. Serves state of West Virginia.
Huntington is located within the Cabell County Schools district, 304-528-5000, www.cabellschools.com.
CURRENT BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS: Mary Neely; Rhonda Smalley; Dr. Carole Garrison; Garland "Skip" Parsons; Gordon Ramey II; Ryan Saxe, Superintendent (appointed); Regular meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.
Most students who live in Huntington attend one of these schools:
ELEMENTARY: Altizer Elementary School, 250 Third Street, Altizer Addition, Huntington, 304-528-5100, ae.cabellschools.com; Guyandotte Elementary School, Fifth Avenue, B & O Railway, Huntington, 304-528-5128, ges.cabellschools.com; Hite-Saunders Elementary School, 3708 Green Valley Road, Huntington, 304-528-5132; hses.cabellschools.com; Meadows Elementary School, 1601 Washington Blvd., Huntington, 304-528-5166, meadows.cabellschools.com; Central City Elementary School, Washington Ave., Huntington, 304-528-5231; cce.cabellschools.com; Explorer Academy, 2901 Saltwell Road, Huntington, 304-528-5126, ea.cabellschools.com; Highlawn Elementary School, 2549 1st Ave., Huntington, 304-528-5130, hes.cabellschools.com; Southside Elementary School, 930 2nd St., Huntington, 304-528-5168 sse.cabellschools.com; Spring Hill Elementary School, 1901 Hall Ave., Huntington, 304-528-5175, she.cabellschools.com.
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Huntington East Middle School, 1 Campbell Drive, Huntington, 304-528-9508, hems.cabellschools.com; Huntington Middle School, 925 3rd St., Huntington, 304-528-5180, hms.cabellschools.com.
HIGH SCHOOL: Huntington High School, 1 Highlander Way, Huntington, 304-528-6400, hhs.cabellschools.com; Cabell County Career Technology Center, 1035 Norway Ave., Huntington, 304-528-5106, ctc.cabellschools.com.
Our Lady of Fatima Parish School, 535 Norway Ave., Huntington, 304-523-2861 or 304-525-0866, www.olofps.org, pre-K through eighth grade.
St. Joseph Catholic School, 1326 6th Ave., Huntington, 304-522-2644, stjosephgs.org, pre-K through eighth grade
St. Joseph Central Catholic High School, 600 13th St., Huntington, 304-525-5096, www.stjosephhs.org.