Cabell County, West Virginia

Spring arrives on the lower Mud River in Cabell County near Howell's Mill.
Spring arrives on the lower Mud River in Cabell County, West Virginia, near Howell's Mill.

Cabell County, in western West Virginia (WV), was created in 1809 from Kanawha County. It was named in honor of William H. Cabell, the governor of Virginia from 1805 until 1808. Its county seat was moved from Barboursville to Huntington in 1887.

Cabell County Court House, Huntington, WV, Cabell County, Metro Valley Region
Cabell County Court House

Cabell County is a principal transportation center for the upper Ohio Valley. The Mud, Ohio, and Guyandotte rivers meet here. Interstate 64, the Midland Trail (now highway US-60) and the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway pass through the county, traveling east to west. One of the most populous counties in West Virginia, Cabell is part of the Huntington-Ashland (Kentucky) Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of Cabell County was 96,319.

Cities & Towns in Cabell County

Barboursville, West Virginia
Culloden, West Virginia
Guyandotte, West Virginia
Huntington, West Virginia
Lesage, West Virginia
Milton, West Virginia
Ona, West Virginia
Pea Ridge, West Virginia
Salt Rock, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation Facilities

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)

Cabell County Historic Landmarks

Carnegie Public Library (Huntington, WV)
Memorial Arch (Huntington, WV)
Mud River Covered Bridge (Milton, WV)
Thornburg House (Barboursville, WV)

Regional Information for Cabell County, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Cabell County may be found in our guide to travel in the Metro Valley Region in western West Virginia, in which Cabell County is located.