Huntington in Cabell County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Cabell County Cavalcade
150th Anniversary of the Founding of
Formed from Kanawha County in 1809. Included Wayne, Mingo and parts of Logan, Boone, Putnam and Lincoln. Named in honor of Governor William H. Cabell of Virginia.
Jack M. William General Chairman
G. Y. Neal President
Lois Stanley George E. Saunders George Andrick Lewis R. Click Mrs. S.L. Tumpson
George Hill Harold Frankel Dr. Charles Moffat Hayward A. Simpson C.P. Wilson
Jim Hoffman Mrs. D. W. Christian
Cabell County Commisioners
Fred Lunsford G. Y. Neal Irvin Morrison
Erected by Cabell County Cavalcade, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Political Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
Location. 38° 25.182′ N, 82° 26.736′ W. Marker is in Huntington, West Virginia, in Cabell County. Marker is on 8th StreetTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 750 5th Avenue, Huntington WV 25701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Virginia State Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntington (within shouting distance of this marker); War of 1812 Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James River Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Huntington Mine Rescue Car (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elk River Coal & Lumber Company #10 Steam Locomotive (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blues & Gospel Singer (approx. 0.4 miles away); B&O Railroad Depot / Heritage Village (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
More about this marker. Marker is a 5-foot tall polished and engraved granite monument.
Also see . . . Cabell County History. Legend has it that when Collis Huntington visited the county to decide where to place his railroad that he was initially interested in using Guyandotte as the railroad's end-point. However, when he arrived there, he tied his horse to the hitching post in front of the local hotel and it somehow reversed its position and ended up on the sidewalk. The town's mayor, seeing the horse, entered the hotel and demanded to know who the owner of the horse was. After identifying himself as the horse's owner, Mr. Huntington was fined by the mayor. Not liking his reception, Mr. Huntington announced the next day that he would not locate the railroad in Guyandotte but would, instead, build a new town (later called Huntington) just west of Guyandotte and make it the western terminus for his railroad. Ironically, Guyandotte was later merged into Huntington. (Submitted on November 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.