Huntington is a city located in West Virginia. Most of the city is in Cabell County, with a small part in Wayne County. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 51,475 (47,341 in Cabell County, 4,134 in Wayne County). This city was named for Collis P. Huntington, who founded it in 1870. He had saved the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company from failure. It was incorporated in 1871. It is the county seat of Cabell County, and is home to Marshall University.
Booming to about twice its current population by the 1950's thanks to a successful coal industry in which it was an active player, as coal lost its prominence as a fuel and as Huntington has since lost most of its industrial base - including glassworks, steel, and manufacturing train parts - it is now effectively a university town. About 17,000 students are currently enrolled at Marshall.
Several vessels of the US Navy have been named USS Huntington in honor of the city.
Web Sites and Links
City of HuntingtonIncludes roster of city council members, service departments, FAQs, history, virtual tours, employment opportunities, links and contact information.
Your Town - HuntingtonLocal tools, links, sports and people for Huntington.