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When it was founded as Holderby’s Landing in 1775, it was a quiet, peaceful settlement in the western corner of present-day West Virginia. That all changed when Collis Huntington of C & O Railroad arrived in 1869 – he formed a railroad town as the western terminus along the Ohio River. The city was incorporated in 1871 and the name was changed to Huntington in honor of the city’s founder.
Huntington has grown into the second largest city in West Virginia and it is the county seat for Cabell County. It is a beautiful riverfront city with several parks. Pullman Square is the hub of the city, an open area with benches, a fountain, and period lighting. It features several shops, restaurants, and locally-owned businesses. The square is the location of several festivals, including the Summer Music Series. Harris Riverfront Park is located downtown and is a popular area for strolling along the River Walk, boating, fishing, and picnicking. The park features an amphitheater, a boat ramp and dock, and a floating stage.
Marshall University was established in 1837 – long before the railroad came to Huntington. This public university offers eight undergraduate colleges and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The Thundering Herd football team plays in NCAA Division I. Marshall University experienced the tragic loss of 37 football players and five coaches in a 1970 plane crash. The event and the team’s rebuilding led to documentaries and the 2006 movie, We Are Marshall. Old Main, the oldest section of the campus, is on the National Register of Historic Places.