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Encyclopedia > Huntington, West Virginia
City of Huntington, West Virginia
Huntington, as seen from the Robert C. Byrd Bridge
Nickname: The Jewel City, The River City
Location in the State of West Virginia
Location in the State of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°25′15″N 82°25′25″W / 38.42083, -82.42361
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Cabell, Wayne
Founded 1785
Incorporated 1871
Government
 - Mayor David Felinton (D)
Area
 - City  18.0 sq mi (46.6 km²)
 - Land  15.9 sq mi (41.2 km²)
 - Water  2.1 sq mi (5.4 km²)
Elevation  827 ft (252 m)
Population (2006)
 - City 49,007
 - Density 3,234.1/sq mi (1,248.4/km²)
 - Metro 286,012
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.cityofhuntington.com/

Huntington is a city located in the U.S. State of West Virginia along the Ohio River. Most of the city is in Cabell County, for which it is the county seat of government. A small portion of the city, mainly the neighborhood of Westmoreland, is in Wayne County. As of 2006, current data shows a city population of 49,007[2]. Huntington is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of current 2005 data, the MSA's population was 286,012. Huntington is the largest city within the MSA and the second largest city in West Virginia, behind Charleston. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1704x872, 206 KB) Summary Self-made photo of the skyline of Huntington, WV taken from the Robert C. Byrd Bridge on June 14, 2006. ... The Robert C. 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History

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. It was created as a railroad town for the C&O, when it initially stretched from Richmond, Virginia to the Ohio River. It became a huge shops center for the railroad, which expanded east to Newport News (and coal piers) and westerly to eventually reach Cincinnati and Chicago in the following years. Collis Potter Huntington (October 22, 1821 – August 13, 1900) was one of the Big Four of western railroading (along with Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins and Charles Crocker) who built the Southern Pacific Railroad and other major interstate train lines. ... The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from many smaller railroads begun in the 19th century. ... The Guyandotte River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 166 mi (267 km) long, in southwestern West Virginia in the United States. ... Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ... Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent city Incorporated 1896 Government  - Mayor Joe Frank Area  - City  119. ... Aerial view looking east of Virginian Railway coal piers at Sewells Point on Hampton Roads near Norfolk, Virginia. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...


Huntington was incorporated in 1871, but was really a massive addition to Guyandotte, an earlier city that is now a neighborhood of Huntington, was first built upon in 1799. The land that is now part of both Guyandotte and Huntington was originally part of the 28,628 acre French and Indian War veteran's Savage Grant. In local government, incorporation occurs when municipalities such as cities, towns, townships, villages, and boroughs become self-governing entities under the laws of the state or province in which they are located. ... Combatants France First Nations allies: * Algonquin * Lenape * Wyandot * Ojibwa * Ottawa * Shawnee Great Britain Iroquois Confederacy American Colonies Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) The French and Indian War was the nine-year North American chapter of the Seven Years...


Historically, the old Federal Era town of Guyandotte has homes dating back to 1820 and a graveyard containing 18th century French and Colonial-era settlers, including surnames such as LeTulle, Holderby, and Buffington. Huntington was known as Holderby's Landing prior to 1871 and the Buffington family held the tracts of land that became the Huntington Land Company. The Buffingtons were the only revolutionary-era Savage Grant claimants to continuously reside within the area, and later generations of Buffingtons were associated with Marshall College (later a university) were business partners of Collis P. Huntington. Albert Gallatin Jenkins, a Confederate Army General, had his plantation home in nearby Lesage, which has since become a historical landmark. This article is in need of attention. ...


At the time of Huntington's founding, Holderby's Landing was already the home of Marshall College, a normal school that had been founded in 1837 as Marshall Academy. Originally, Marshall Academy was essentially a boarding school, under the control of the Southern Methodist Church, for wealthy high school students. In 1857, the school became Marshall College, which in turn became a public institution in 1867. The college later became Marshall University in 1961 and now occupies a large portion of the city to the immediate east of the downtown CBD. A normal school is an institution for training teachers. ... A boarding school is a usually fee-paying school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ... The Methodist Episcopal Church, South was the so-called Southern Methodist Church resulting from the split over the issue of slavery in the Methodist Episcopal Church which had been brewing over several years until it came out into the open at a conference held in Louisville, Kentucky in 1844. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Huntington grew to nearly 100,000 in population by the 1950s thanks to a successful coal and chemical industry. However, due to coal losing some of its prominence as a fuel, the city has lost much of its industrial base including several factories in industries such as glassworks, steel, and locomotive parts. Huntington is now effectively a regional medical community - the two hospitals, St. Mary's and Cabell-Huntington, are the largest employers - and a university town, thanks to the presence of Marshall University, which has an enrollment of approximately 16,000 students. [1] A University town or University city, like a College town, is a community which is dominated by its university population which includes students, professors and other university employees. ...


Despite being located to the south of the area traditionally defined as the Rust belt, the city suffered from the trend of heavy deindustrialization experienced in cities of the Upper Midwest during the 1970s. This trend has been one of the factors that has resulted Huntington's population decline over the last several decades. Manufacturing Belt, highlighted in red The Rust Belt, a term coined from Manufacturing Belt, is an area in parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States of America. ...


In the 1970s, federal urban renewal programs destroyed part of the downtown, but in 2005 the Pullman Square retail and entertainment center, aided by the Tri-State Transit Authority, revived the downtown "Superblock" area, leading to rising downtown usage. The Harris Riverfront Park promenade is now well-attended along the Ohio River downtown. Victorian architecture downtown is growing in popularity among new residents. Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ...


Marshall University aviation disaster

On November 14, 1970, a chartered Southern Airways McDonnell-Douglas DC-9 jet transporting 75 Marshall University football players, coaches, staff, and supporters crashed just short of the Tri-State Airport in adjoining Ceredo, West Virginia. Everyone on board was killed. Southern Airways Flight 932 was a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 commercial jet flight. ... Southern Airways was a regional airline operating in the United States from its founding by Frank Hulse in 1949 until 1979 when it was folded into Republic Airlines, which on 1 October 1986 became part of Northwest Airlines. ... The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (initially known as the Douglas DC-9, and now referred to by some as the Boeing DC-9) is a family of twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliners, first manufactured in 1965 and subsequently, in greatly modified form, under a succession of different names. ... Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Tri-State Airport (IATA: HTS, ICAO: KHTS) / Milton J. Ferguson Field is a public airport located a few miles southwest of Huntington, West Virginia serving the nearby areas where the borders of Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia come together including Ashland, Kentucky and Ironton, Ohio. ... Ceredo is a city located in Wayne County, West Virginia. ...


A movie titled We Are Marshall, starring Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Fox, was released locally on December 12, 2006, and nationally on December 22, 2006. The movie depicts the aftermath of the aviation disaster for the families and university. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Geography and climate

Map of Huntington and vicinity.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.6 km² (18.0 mi²). 41.2 km² (15.9 mi²) of it is land and 5.4 km² (2.1 mi²) of it (11.51%) is water. The Guyandotte River joins the Ohio River in Huntington, about 5 mi (8 km) east of its downtown. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The Guyandotte River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 166 mi (267 km) long, in southwestern West Virginia in the United States. ... Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ...


Due to its position in the westernmost and lowest altitude areas of the state, the city experiences more of a warmer and milder Humid subtropical climate than the hilly uplands of West Virginia which are located in the Allegheny Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains. Huntington is warmed by westerly winds from the Midwest, and made humid by the Ohio River, but avoids the bitter cold and high winds of the interior of West Virginia. Huntington enjoys temperate four seasons, with hot (70-90 degrees) summers and snowy (20-50 degrees) winters. Fall and spring tend to be cool and wet, but Huntington fills the roughly three-mile wide flood plain of the south bank of the Ohio River for sixty city blocks and portions of the hills to the immediate south. Humid subtropical climates are characterized by hot, humid summers and cool to mild winters. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The Allegheny Mountain Range (also spelled Alleghany and Allegany) -- informally, the Alleghenies -- is part of the Appalachian Mountain Range of the eastern United States. ... Appalachians in North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains (French: les Appalaches) are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... Summer is one of the four seasons of the year. ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... Autumn colours at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Floodplain. ... City Blocks are a part of the fictional universe recounted in the Judge Dredd series that appears in the UK comic book 2000 AD. // Overview Also known as starscrapers or stratoscrapers (compare skyscraper), they are the most common form of mass-housing in Mega-City One, averaging a population of...

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Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Avg high (°F) 41 45 56 67 75 83 86 84 78 67 56 45 65
Avg low (°F) 24 26 35 44 53 61 65 64 57 45 37 29 45
Rainfall (in) 2.9 2.9 4.0 3.3 4.2 3.4 4.5 3.9 2.9 2.7 3.3 3.4 41.4
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The city's primary public recreation center is Ritter Park (named for Charles L. Ritter who donated the land). The park area encompasses a walking and cycling path, tennis courts, an outdoor amphitheater, a multi-terraced rose garden, and a stone-tiered reflecting pond built by the Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s. Four Pole Creek, runs the entire length of Ritter Park and the creek is crossed by numerous wooden and stone footbridges. WPA Graphic The Works Progress Administration (later Work Projects Administration, abbreviated WPA), was created on May 6, 1935 by Presidential order (Congress funded it annually but did not set it up). ... CCC workers on road construction, Camp Euclid, Ohio 1936 The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program for young men from unemployed families established on March 19, 1933 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his first hundred days. ... ...


Government and politics

Huntington has, since 1985, operated under a strong mayor/city council form of government. [2] The mayor is elected to four-year terms in partisan elections contested at the same time as United States presidential elections. The current mayor is David Felinton, a Democrat who is currently in his second term.[3] Mayors in Huntington are not term-limited and have the authority to veto acts of the city council. A mayor (from the Latin maÄ«or, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      United States presidential elections determine who serves as president and vice president of the United... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... A term limit is a provision of a constitution, statute, or bylaw which limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Huntington's city councillors are also elected to four-year terms at the same time as the mayor. There are eleven members of the council, nine of whom represent single-member districts, while the other two are elected at-large by the city as a whole. Huntington's city council has the authority to draft and debate ordinances and can override a mayoral veto with a two-thirds majority. There are currently ten Democrats and one Republican on the city council. [4] The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...

District City Councillor District City Councillor
District 1 James Ritter (D) District 7 Scott Caserta (D)
District 2 Teresa Loudermilk (D) District 8 P. D. Adkins (D)
District 3 YoungAmerican(D) District 9 Scott McClure (D)
District 4 Mary Neely (D) At Large Gary Black (D)
District 5 Brandi Jacobs-Jones (D) At Large Tom McCalister (D)
District 6 Cams Ham (R)

The city also serves as the county seat of Cabell County. The Cabell County Courthouse is located in downtown Huntington on a parcel that covers an entire city block. Within the building are the offices for all of the county's elected officials and their employees, including the sheriff, county commissioners, county clerk, magistrates, and Circuit Court judges. A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Look up Sheriff in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In local government in the United States, a county commission is a group of elected officials charged with adminstering the county government. ... The term county clerk has been commonly applied, in several English-speaking countries, to an influential employee of a county administration. ... A magistrate is a civil or criminal (or both) judicial officer with limited authority to administer and enforce the law. ... Judges may refer to the Book of Judges in the Bible more than one judge. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 3,174
1890 10,108 218.5%
1900 11,923 18.0%
1910 31,161 161.4%
1920 50,177 61.0%
1930 75,572 50.6%
1940 78,836 4.3%
1950 86,353 9.5%
1960 83,627 -3.2%
1970 74,315 -11.1%
1980 63,684 -14.3%
1990 54,844 -13.9%
2000 51,475 -6.1%
Est. 2006 49,007 [5] -4.8%

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 51,475 people, 22,955 households, and 12,235 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,248.4/km² (3,234.1/mi²). There are 25,888 housing units at an average density of 627.9/km² (1,626.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 89.61% White, 7.49% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. 0.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The Hispanics in the United States or Hispanic American is an American citizen or resident of Hispanic ethnicity and can identify themselves as having Hispanic Cultural heritage. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 22,955 households out of which 20.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.9% are married couples living together, 13.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 46.7% are non-families. 37.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.12 and the average family size is 2.80. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


The age distribution, which is strongly influenced by Marshall's presence, is 17.7% under the age of 18, 17.5% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $23,234, and the median income for a family is $34,756. Males have a median income of $30,040 versus $21,198 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,717. 24.7% of the population and 17.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 29.8% of those under the age of 18 and 12.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Institutions

St. Mary's Medical Center's new regional heart institute and emergency department.
St. Mary's Medical Center's new regional heart institute and emergency department.
Cabell-Huntington Hospital viewed along Hal Greer Blvd.
The Cabell-Huntington Hospital patient tower under construction.

Huntington is home to several medical centers. St. Mary's Medical Center and Cabell-Huntington Hospital provide healthcare for Huntington and the surrounding metropolitan area. St. Mary's and Cabell-Huntington are jointly designated as the only trauma center in the region. St. Mary's is home to a regional heart institute, regional cancer center and regional neuroscience center. The Marshall University Medical Center is located at Cabell-Huntington. In addition, the Marshall University Medical School, now known as the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in honor of Joan C. Edwards, a major benefactor, has a comprehensive cancer care center. It is also a distinguished leader nationwide for rural health care delivery. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 775 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1050 × 812 pixel, file size: 658 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo by Rick Lee, provided courtesy of St. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 775 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1050 × 812 pixel, file size: 658 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo by Rick Lee, provided courtesy of St. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... St. ... Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Joan C. Edwards is the largest single donor to the university in the modern era. ...


The Huntington Veteran's Administration (VA) Medical Center, located on Spring Valley Drive, is an 80-bed medical and surgical care facility that offers primary inpatient and outpatient care, along with mental health services and subspeciality outpatient options. It is also the primary teaching facility for the Marshall University School of Medicine and is also affiliated with the Pikeville School of Osteopathic Medicine. In 1993, the Robert C. Byrd Clinical Addition expanded the hospital's surgery, radiology, laboratory, cardiology, nuclear medicine, and rehabilitation services and renovated inpatient care facilities. In 1998, a $10 million research facility was completed [6] The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for administering programs of veterans benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors. ... Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Pikeville College is a small private college located in Pikeville, Kentucky. ... Robert C. Byrd Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917) is a West Virginia Democrat serving in the United States Senate. ...


The city is also home to the state's largest psychiatric hospital, Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital.


A banking and commerce center for the area between 1880 and the present, Huntington developed along the river's shore with its 19th century urban industry. The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad had its western terminus in Huntington and railroad tracks bifurcate the city today. The railroad was historically the leading Huntington industry, along with coal, railcars, nickel, steel and glass. For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from many smaller railroads begun in the 19th century. ...


Economy

Cityscape

Huntington's downtown area as seen from Marshall University
Huntington's downtown area as seen from Marshall University

Huntington has a central business district, located directly south of the Ohio River, east of the Robert C. Byrd Bridge, and west of 11th Avenue. It has another smaller business district, known as Central City, that is well known for its antique shops and for Heiners Bakery. There are several heavy industrial plants that line the Ohio River and the Guyandotte River, but the dominance of Marshall University's research prominence and the growing service sector, especially in the medical field, is reversing the effects of the rust belt that has plagued Huntington for two decades. 3rd Avenue, one of Huntingtons wide, boulevard-style streets. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3696 × 2464 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3696 × 2464 pixel, file size: 2. ... Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ... The Robert C. Byrd Bridge replaced an older bridge, a narrow two lane structure, that was demolished in a spectatular implosion on July 17, 1995, after 69 years of service. ... The Guyandotte River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 166 mi (267 km) long, in southwestern West Virginia in the United States. ... Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Manufacturing Belt, highlighted in red The Rust Belt, a term coined from Manufacturing Belt, is an area in parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States of America. ...


The city also has a wealth of architecture, most of it constructed at a time when Huntington was dominated by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The city can also lay claim to a new urban renewal stance, brought on by Heritage Village, Pullman Square, and the continued investment in numerous downtown properties. Offshoots of the Pullman Square project include the renovation of many historical structures along 3rd Avenue, a new 9th Street Plaza, and the Old Main Corridor project. The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from many smaller railroads begun in the 19th century. ... 1876 map The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) is one of the oldest railroads in the United States, with an original line from the port of Baltimore, Maryland, west to the Ohio River at Wheeling and Parkersburg, West Virginia. ...


The city also has numerous forms of taxation. B&O tax, personal property tax, municiple fees, service fees, and a user fee which was invented by Huntington's own Cal Kent and Mayor David Fellinton.


Culture

Annual events and fairs

Huntington is home to numerous unique events and fairs held throughout the year.

Name Location Date Comments
Chilifest Downtown district - 4th Avenue and Plaza September 15-17 State championship is held every year, with chili cooks coming from West Virginia and other states to compete for a berth in the national competition.
Guyandotte Civil War Days Guyandotte Early-November This festival features arts and crafts, food, and entertainment. [3]
Guyandotte Heritage Days Guyandotte November This historic-themed festival features reenactment of the Confederate raid and the Union reprisal. It features period music, museums, 'living histories', and craft displays.
Hilltop Festival Huntington Museum of Art 2nd weekend in September This event offers entertainment, children's activities, a petting zoo, book fair, arts and crafts, and concessions.
Huntington Dogwood Arts and Crafts Festival Big Sandy Superstore Arena April This features the demonstration and sale of traditional arts and crafts plus specialty ethnic foods. [4]
Jazz-MU-Tazz Marshall University June A summer jazz festival, it is a weekend of music that features jazz cabarets, outdoor concerts, and numerous activities.
Lions Tri-State Arts & Crafts Festival Big Sandy Superstore Arena 1st weekend in December An old-fashioned arts and crafts fair that includes over 200 exhibitors featuring a variety of arts and crafts and homemade foods and sweets.
Old Central City Days Central City district in West Huntington 3rd weekend in June This event offers numerous entertainment and shopping options in addition to the existing stock of storefronts, historic tours, and various food vendors at the new farmers market "depot."
Pilot Club of Huntington's Antique Show and Sale Big Sandy Superstore Arena Last complete weekend in September. An antique show and sale that features more than 40 dealers representing more than 10 states and West Virginia.
Ritter Park Days Ritter Park Weekends in July and August. Features children-based activities and programs.
West Virginia Day Celebration Downtown district - 9th Street Plaza June 20 This features live entertainment, jugglers, food, crafts, and more.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration Downtown Huntington March 14 This features live entertainment by musical and dance groups appropriate for St. Patrick's Day. [5]
West Virginia Hot Dog Festival Pullman Square district - 3rd Avenue Celebrates the unique variations of regional hot dogs.

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Historical structures and museums

The fountain at the entrance to Ritter Park
The fountain at the entrance to Ritter Park

The Huntington Museum of Art is located in the hills above Ritter Park, featuring numerous collections and exhibitions; it is also home to the C. Fred Edwards Conservatory. The Museum of Radio and Technology is located near the west end of the park in a renovated elementary school. The Cabell County Courthouse and the Carnegie Library in the downtown also hold historical interests, along with Old Main at Marshall University, a structure dating to the 1840s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1049 KB) Summary Self-made photo of the fountain at Ritter Park in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1049 KB) Summary Self-made photo of the fountain at Ritter Park in Huntington, West Virginia. ... The Huntington Museum of Art, located in the hills above Ritter Park in Huntington, West Virginia. ... The Huntington Museum of Art, located in the hills above Ritter Park in Huntington, West Virginia. ... The Museum of Radio and Technology, located on the western fringes of Ritter Park in Huntington, West Virginia, offers numerous displays and exhibits. ... A Carnegie library, opened in 1913 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, designed in Spanish Colonial style Carnegie libraries for both public use and academic institutions were built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie, earning him the nickname, the Patron Saint of Libraries. ... Old Main is the oldest structure at Marshall University. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


The Keith Albee, a former Vaudeville palace from the 1920s, is one of the architectural masterpieces of downtown Huntington, located along 4th Avenue. It is currently being renovated to become one of the state's largest performing arts centers. One block north, 5th Avenue is noted for its many historical church buildings. The city is also the site of an Adena Native American burial mound. Keith Albee is a theatre located along Fourth Avenue in downtown Huntington, West Virginia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An Adena pipe excavated from the Criel Mound The Adena culture was a Pre-Columbian Native American culture that existed from c. ... Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... Look up mound on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Traditional "drive-in" restaurants and hotdog stands are popular in the city, with locally-based favorites including Stewart's Original Hot Dogs, Frostop, Sam's Hot Dog Stand, Farley's (in Barboursville), and Hillbilly Hot Dogs making appearances throughout the region. Several drive-ins have closed in recent years, including Midway, Wiggins, and Cam's Ham. Cam's Ham still exists as a sit-down restaurant. A hotdog stand is a stand that sells hotdogs. ...


Parks and outdoor attractions

See also: Pink bridge

Huntington is home to eleven parks located in the neighborhoods of Huntington, the most visible being Harris Riverfront Park in the downtown and Ritter Park. Camden Park, an amusement park, is also adjacent to the city. The fountain at the entrance to Ritter Park. ... The Pink Bridge in Ritter Park. ... Camden Park is an amusement park located in Huntington, West Virginia. ...


Sports

Huntington's sports scene is dominated by Marshall University athletics; it is, however, the current home to one professional sports franchise. The indoor football team, the Huntington Heroes, is a 2006 expansion franchise member of the American Indoor Football League (now the American Indoor Football Association). Home games were originally played in the Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse, but are now played in the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The Huntington Heroes are an expansion franchise of the American Indoor Football League that began play in March 2006. ... The American Indoor Football Association (originally the Atlantic Indoor Football League, later American Indoor Football League) began play in 2005 with six teams based in the eastern United States. ... The American Indoor Football Association (originally the Atlantic Indoor Football League, later American Indoor Football League) began play in 2005 with six teams based in the eastern United States. ... Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse The Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse is a 8,500-seat (6,500 for basketball) county-owned multi-purpose arena in Huntington, West Virginia. ... The Big Sandy Superstore Arena is a 9,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Huntington, West Virginia. ...


Huntington was also home to the Huntington Blizzard, an ECHL ice-hockey team that was in existence from 1993 to 2000 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, and a succession of minor league baseball teams in the 1990s at St. Cloud Commons. The Texas Wildcatters are the East Coast Hockey League team based in Beaumont, Texas. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Media

Print

Huntington has one of West Virginia's largest daily circulating newspapers, The Herald-Dispatch, with an average weekday circulation of just over 29,000. The paper was recently purchased by Champion Industries for US$77 million.[6] The Herald-Dispatch is a daily newspaper serving Huntington, West Virginia, and neighboring communities in southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


Television

Call sign Channel Description
WOWK 13 CBS affiliate
WPBY 33-34 West Virginia Public Broadcasting
WSAZ 3 NBC affiliate
WCHS 8 ABC affiliated station broadcasting from Charleston.
WQCW 30 CW affiliated station from Portsmouth, Ohio.
WVAH 11 FOX affiliate broadcasted from Teays Valley.

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Radio

Note: These are the only stations that are licensed to the city of Huntington.
Call sign Frequency Format Description / Notes
WMUL 88.1 FM College Radio This is operated by Marshall University.
WVWV 89.9 FM NPR West Virginia Public Radio
WKEE 100.5 FM Top 40
WTCR 103.3 FM Country WTCR-AM is licensed to Kenova, West Virginia
WEMM 107.9 FM / 1470 AM Southern Gospel Southern Gospel simulcasts on WEMM-FM and WEMM-AM
WVHU 800 AM News/Talk News Talk 800
WRVC 930 AM News/Talk WRVC-FM is licensed to Catlettsburg, Kentucky.

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Education

Old Main is the oldest building on Marshall University's campus and home to many of its administrative offices.

The residents of Huntington are served by the Cabell County School System, which includes Huntington High School, numerous elementary and middle schools, as well as private schools. Huntington is also the home of three colleges and universities, including Marshall University, the Robert C. Byrd Institute, and the Huntington Junior College. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1072 KB) Summary Self-made photo of Old Main at Marshall University. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1072 KB) Summary Self-made photo of Old Main at Marshall University. ... Old Main is the oldest structure at Marshall University. ... Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Huntington High School is a four year high school located in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... Private schools, in the United States, Australia, Scotland, and other English-speaking countries, are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public funds. ... A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellow and still are in some places. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Robert C. Byrd Institute The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) is an independent program administered by Marshall University. ...


The Cabell County Public Library system operates a main branch in the downtown and seven branches in neighboring towns.


Infrastructure

The platform area of the Huntington Amtrak station as seen from the tracks.
The platform area of the Huntington Amtrak station as seen from the tracks.
The Ohio River looking upstream from the Robert C. Byrd Bridge
The Ohio River looking upstream from the Robert C. Byrd Bridge

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Roads

Huntington is located along Interstate 64, which skirts the city to the south. It has four interchanges that serve the city: US 52 (West Huntington Expressway), WV 152/WV 527, WV 10, and US 60. The roads of Huntington, West Virginia include one major interstate highway, two U.S. highways, 6 state routes, and numerous major throughfares. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 64 Interstate 64 (abbreviated I-64) is an Interstate Highway in the eastern United States. ... U.S. Route 52 skirts the western fringes of the U.S. state of West Virginia, crossing through some of the poorest parts of the nation. ... Road sign marking West Virginia Route 152 in Lavalette, West Virginia. ... West Virginia Route 527 is a north-south route extending from WV 152 just south of Huntington, West Virginia to State Route 7 in Chesapeake, Ohio by way of the Sixth Street Bridge (maintained by the West Virginia Department of Transportation, the bridges northern approach is designated State Route... West Virginia Route 10 is a north/south route from Cabell County to Mercer County in Southern West Virginia, USA. Between the towns of West Hamlin and Man, most of the route closely parallels the course of the Guyandotte River. ... U.S. Highway 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ...


US 60, part of the historic Midland Trail, runs through the entire length of Huntington from west to east, cutting through West Huntington, downtown, East Huntington, and along the Guyandotte River. US 52 cuts through West Huntington along the West Huntington Expressway, but its presence is brief. It has an interchange at Madison Avenue and one for US 60. U.S. Highway 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ... A scenic view of the New River Valley from Hawks Nest State park, Ansted, West Virginia A sign for Midland Trail marks the path in Ansted, West Virginia. ... The Guyandotte River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 166 mi (267 km) long, in southwestern West Virginia in the United States. ... U.S. Highway 52 is an unusual United States highway. ... U.S. Route 52 skirts the western fringes of the U.S. state of West Virginia, crossing through some of the poorest parts of the nation. ... U.S. Highway 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ...


The city is the northern terminus for WV 10, a scenic highway that follows the Guyandotte River for much of its length and connects Huntington to Princeton. It is also the southern terminus of WV 2, which parallels the entirety of West Virginia's section of the Ohio River, and facilitates much traffic towards Point Pleasant and Parkersburg. West Virginia Route 10 is a north/south route from Cabell County to Mercer County in Southern West Virginia, USA. Between the towns of West Hamlin and Man, most of the route closely parallels the course of the Guyandotte River. ... Princeton is a city in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States. ... A stretch of WV 2 located in northeastern Cabell County. ... Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ... Point Pleasant, West Virginia (foreground) at the confluence of the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers Tourists at the monument of the Battle of Point Pleasant in Tu-Endie-Wei State Park. ... Location in Wood County in the State of West Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States State West Virginia County Wood Incorporated 1810 Government  - Mayor Robert Newell Area  - City  12. ...


Huntington utilizes a grid-like street pattern featuring several wide boulevard-style avenues that run east and west. Most notable of these are 3rd and 5th Avenues. The city has a numbered street naming system, with avenues running east and west (parallel to the Ohio River) and streets running north and south. The Champs Elysees in Paris, France. ...


The city has connections over the Ohio River to Proctorville, Ohio via the East End Bridge, and to Chesapeake, Ohio via the Robert C. Byrd Bridge and the West Huntington Bridge. Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ... Proctorville, originally Quakers Bottom, is a village located in Lawrence County, Ohio, along the Ohio River. ... The East End Bridge (also called the East Huntington Bridge or the 31st Street Bridge) is a 900 foot cable-stayed bridge crossing the Ohio River at Huntington, West Virginia. ... Chesapeake is a village located in Lawrence County, Ohio. ... The Robert C. Byrd Bridge replaced an older bridge, a narrow two lane structure, that was demolished in a spectatular implosion on July 17, 1995, after 69 years of service. ... The West Huntington Bridge, also called the West End Bridge, 17th Street West Bridge or Nick Joe Rahall II Bridge, is a two-lane, 562 foot cantilever bridge on the west side of Huntington, West Virginia. ...


Rail

See also: Huntington (Amtrak station)

Since its founding as the western terminus of the C&O Railroad, Huntington has served as a major break of bulk point between rail traffic and the Ohio River/Mississippi River watershed. Much of the coal mined in southern West Virginia is brought to Huntington by train to be transshipped and then transported by river barges to industrial centers in other parts of the United States. CSX, the successor company to C&O, continues to maintain an office and rail yard in the city.[citation needed] Other information Passengers (2006) 13,067 4% Code HUN Huntington is an Amtrak station in Huntington, West Virginia, served by the Cardinal. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Self propelled barge carrying bulk crushed stone A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Railway companies of the United States | Alabama railroads | Connecticut railroads | Delaware railroads | Florida current railroads | Georgia railroads | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads | Kentucky railroads | Louisiana railroads | Maryland railroads | Massachusetts railroads | Michigan railroads | Mississippi railroads | New Jersey railroads | New York railroads | North Carolina railroads | Ohio railroads | Pennsylvania...


The city was once a hub for passenger rail service in the region, but accounts for a significantly smaller portion of rail traffic than in the early decades of the 20th Century. Huntington, however, has an Amtrak station that lies on the Cardinal line running between New York City and Chicago via Washington, DC and Cincinnati. [7] Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... The Cardinal is a passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ...


River

Huntington is the largest inland port in the United States in both in terms of total tonnage and ton-miles. [8] This is due in large part to the coal traffic from the railroads and the petroleum products produced by the Marathon Petroleum Company oil refinery in nearby Catlettsburg, Kentucky that use the Port of Huntington to load their products onto barges. Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of the refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... Marathon Petroleum Company is a fully owned, American subsidiary of the Marathon Oil Corporation. ... View of Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez, California. ... Catlettsburg is a city in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States. ...


Air

Tri-State Airport, located southwest of the city, is a public airport with two runways. Commercial air service is provided by three airlines: Allegiant Air, Delta Connection and US Airways Express. Tri-State Airport (IATA: HTS, ICAO: KHTS) / Milton J. Ferguson Field is a public airport located a few miles southwest of Huntington, West Virginia serving the nearby areas where the borders of Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia come together including Ashland, Kentucky and Ironton, Ohio. ... Allegiant Air is an airline headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It operates scheduled services and charter flights. ... Delta Connection is the name under which seven regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several airlines which provide feederliner service for US Airways from smaller markets in the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas to its major stations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport, New York Citys LaGuardia Airport...


Notable people from Huntington

Benjamin David Bowen, commonly called Big Ben Bowen,[1] (November 14, 2002—February 25, 2005[2]) was a young Huntington, West Virginia boy who was diagnosed with a very aggressive [3] brain tumour on March 2, 2004. ... William Cammack Bill Campbell, often known as William C. Campbell, is an American amateur golfer and two-time President of the United States Golf Association (USGA). ... The logo of the USGA The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ... Colonel Justice Marion Chambers (1908-1982) was a United States Marine Corps officer who received the Medal of Honor for actions in World War II during the Iwo Jima campaign. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Advertising. ... Bradford Claude Dourif (March 18, 1950, Huntington, West Virginia) is an American Academy Award nominated actor. ... Joan C. Edwards is the largest single donor to the university in the modern era. ... Delos Carleton Emmons (1888 - 1965) was a U.S. air force general. ... Robert Edward Femoyer (October 31, 1921 – November 2, 1944) is one of only four known Eagle Scouts who also received the Medal of Honor. ... Harold Everett Greer (born June 26, 1936 in Huntington, West Virginia) is a former pro basketball player. ... Jim Grobe (b. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Chase Harrison (born April 2, 1984 in Huntington, West Virginia) is an American soccer player, who currently plays for Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer. ... Henry D. Hatfield (b. ... Albert Gallatin Jenkins (November 10, 1830 – May 21, 1864) was an attorney, planter, representative to the United States Congress and First Confederate Congress, and a Confederate brigadier general during the American Civil War. ... Katie Lee Joel (born 1981 in Huntington, West Virginia) is a celebrity and television personality. ... Clifford Carwood Lip Lipton (January 30, 1920 - December 16, 2001) was a United States Army officer in the 101st Airborne Division, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Easy Company. ... Peter Marshall (born Ralph Pierre LaCock on March 30, circa 1930, in Huntington, West Virginia, USA) is an actor, singer and television personality. ... Ovinton JAnthony O.J. Mayo, (born November 5, 1987[1] in Huntington, West Virginia, United States) is a student at Huntington High School in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Jeff Morrison is a professional tennis player from the United States. ... Time Magazine, October 12, 1925 Dwight Whitney Morrow (January 11, 1873–October 5, 1931) was an American businessman, politician, and diplomat. ... Richard Allen Reed (born August 16, 1964 in Huntington, West Virginia) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1988-1991), Kansas City Royals (1992-1993), Texas Rangers (1993-1994), Cincinnati Reds (1995), New York Mets (1997-2001) and Minnesota Twins (2001-2003). ... Soupy Sales (born Milton Supman, January 8, 1926, in Franklinton, North Carolina) is an American comedian and actor. ... // Michael Whitaker Smith (born October 7, 1957, to Paul and Barbara Smith in Kenova, West Virginia), often nicknamed Smitty, is a Christian singer, songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist. ... Carter Woodson biographical cartoon by Charles Alston, 1943 Professor Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 — April 3, 1950) was an African American historian, author, journalist and the founder of Black History Month. ... Stephen Wayne Yeager (born November 24, 1948 in Huntington, West Virginia) is an American baseball player; catcher. ...

References

  1. ^ Marshall University Admissions. Admissions frequently asked questions. Retrieved on 2006-06-15.
  2. ^ The Associated Press (2006-03-27). Huntington Charter. Retrieved on 2006-06-15.
  3. ^ Scott Saxton (2007-06-14). WSAZ: Sheriff Wolfe Moving Closer to a Run for Huntington Mayor. Retrieved on 2007-06-23.
  4. ^ Clerk of Cabell County (2004-11-22). Results after canvass. Retrieved on 2006-06-15.
  5. ^ Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in West Virginia. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-06-28.
  6. ^ "Huntington VA Medical Center." Department of Veteran Affairs. 2 Oct. 2006 [1].
  7. ^ Amtrak. Cardinal/Hoosier State. Retrieved on 2006-06-17.
  8. ^ Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center. Top twenty inland ports for 2003. Retrieved on 2006-06-17.

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