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History of Huntington, West Virginia, USA

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Huntington, West Virginia, USA

The first electric railroad in the world, built as a commercial enterprise, was constructed between Huntington and Guyandotte.

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  • 1775 - (Huntington, WV) - The first permanent settlement, Holderby's Landing, was founded in 1775 in what was then the Colony of Virginia.

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  • 1871 - The City of Huntington (WV) was founded as the western terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in 1871.

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  • 1874 - (Huntington, WV) - In 1874, the city council enacted an ordinance creating a fire department to consist of an Engine Company, a Hose Company, and the previously formed Hook & Ladder Company.

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  • 1882 - Trinity Episcopal Church is built in Huntington, WV


  • 1895 - Huntington
    Huntington, a post-town and railroad terminus, the capital of Cabell co., W.Va., on the Ohio River, just below the mouth of the Guyandotte River, and ...Read MORE...


  • News 1904 - ALL FIREMEN CALLED OUT To Fight a Bad Blaze Back of the C & O Hospital
    High Wind Was Blowing and the Fire Destroyed Three Buildings
    A fire alarm from box twenty-eight called the department to the corner of Eighteenth...Read MORE...


  • News 1913 - SEVEN MEN HURLED TO DEATH
    C. & O. Freight Train Plunges Through Temporary Bridge at Huntington, W. Va. - Many Hurt

    Huntington, W. Va. Jan. 3 - The Chesapeake & Ohio...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Huntington, a city, the capital of Cabell co., W.Va., on the Ohio River, just below the mouth of the Guyandotte River, and 18 miles above Ironton,...Read MORE...


  • Huntington, West Virginia, USA
    Hotel Frederick
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  • Huntington, West Virginia, USA
    U.S. Post Office
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  • 1928 - Keith-Albee Theater is built in Huntington, WV


  • Huntington, West Virginia, USA
    Fifth Ave. West From 6th Street
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  • 1937 - The Great Flood of 1937, which claimed 5 lives, caused millions of dollars in damage, left tens of thousands homeless, and led to the creation of Huntington’s floodwalls in 1938.

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  • 1949 - November 15 - WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, WV (NBC) 1st broadcast

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Hotel Frederick
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U.S. Post Office
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Fifth Ave. West From 6th Street
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  • 1775 - (Huntington, WV) - The first permanent settlement, Holderby's Landing, was founded in 1775 in what was then the Colony of Virginia.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1871 - The City of Huntington (WV) was founded as the western terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in 1871.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1874 - (Huntington, WV) - In 1874, the city council enacted an ordinance creating a fire department to consist of an Engine Company, a Hose Company, and the previously formed Hook & Ladder Company.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1882 - Trinity Episcopal Church is built in Huntington, WV
  • 1895 - Huntington
    Huntington, a post-town and railroad terminus, the capital of Cabell co., W.Va., on the Ohio River, just below the mouth of the Guyandotte River, and ... Read MORE...

  • News  1904 - ALL FIREMEN CALLED OUT To Fight a Bad Blaze Back of the C & O Hospital
    High Wind Was Blowing and the Fire Destroyed Three Buildings
    A fire alarm from box twenty-eight called the department to the corner of Eighteenth... Read MORE...

  • News  1913 - SEVEN MEN HURLED TO DEATH
    C. & O. Freight Train Plunges Through Temporary Bridge at Huntington, W. Va. - Many Hurt

    Huntington, W. Va. Jan. 3 - The Chesapeake & Ohio... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Huntington, a city, the capital of Cabell co., W.Va., on the Ohio River, just below the mouth of the Guyandotte River, and 18 miles above Ironton,... Read MORE...

  • 1928 - Keith-Albee Theater is built in Huntington, WV
  • 1937 - The Great Flood of 1937, which claimed 5 lives, caused millions of dollars in damage, left tens of thousands homeless, and led to the creation of Huntington’s floodwalls in 1938.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1949 - November 15 - WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, WV (NBC) 1st broadcast

    historyorb.com

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