Huntington, West Virginia

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Huntington, West Virginia, boasts one of the largest downtown districts in West Virginia. (Photo: )

Huntington, WV (West Virginia), one of the largest cities in West Virginia, is located on the Ohio River and is the seat of Cabell County. The town was platted in 1869 by Collis P. Huntington, president of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O) and was named in his honor. It was incorporated as a city in 1871.

Heritage Station in Huntington houses the region's chief visitor center and a gift shop and restaurant.

Long the location of inns and hotels that accommodated river traffic, Huntington was first called Halderby's Landing, named for a pioneer family that settled on the Ohio downstream of the mouth of the Guyandotte River. Collis P. Huntington chose the site as one of the most critical points on his trans-continental railroad endeavor, the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. Huntington is the site of Marshall University.

Many national historic landmarks are included within the city, including Kenwood, Bennett Hospital, Ohev Shalom Temple, Memorial Arch, and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Depot, which spans a city block downtown near the river.

Lodging near Huntington, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation

The following parks and public recreation facilities are located in and near Huntington.

Altizer Park (Huntington, WV)
Barboursville Park (Barboursville, WV)
David Harris Riverfront Park (Huntington, WV)
Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area
Kiwanis Park (Huntington, WV)
Prindle Field (Huntington, WV)
Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area
Riverside Park (Huntington, WV)
Ritter Park (Huntington, WV)
Saint Cloud Commons (Huntington, WV)

Photos of Huntington & Vicinity


Huntington is located on highway US-60 and the I-64 expressway approximately 10 miles east of the Kentucky border at Kenova, West Virginia, 13 miles west of Barboursville, West Virginia, and 50 miles west of Charleston, West Virginia.

Map of Huntington, West Virginia

Regional Information

Huntington is located in the Metro Valley Region in western West Virginia near the southern reach of the Mid-Ohio Valley Region.

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