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Welcome to Huntington ...

The city of Huntington is primarily located in Cabell County<1> and is the County Seat for Cabell County. A portion of Huntington extends into Wayne County.

The location of Huntington has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Huntington refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Huntingtonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Huntington has a population of 45,110 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Huntington.

Huntington is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Huntington lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Huntington: (304) & (681)<6>

Websites for Huntington ...

Official Website:   www.cityofhuntington.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.huntingtonchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Huntington had an population of 45,110 people. This is a decrease of 8.2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Huntington had a population of 49,138 people (which is 51.02% of the total population of Cabell County). This makes Huntington the county's most populous community.

The population of Huntington represents 2.65% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 49,138 people, the population of Huntington decreased 4.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 51,475 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Huntington.

Adding Huntington to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Huntington in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Huntington elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Huntington on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Huntington on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Huntington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Huntington - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia (4), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Maryland (7), Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina (4), Texas (2), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (4) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Huntington.

Communities near Huntington ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Huntington.

  • Ashland [Boyd County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland [Boyd County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Huntington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,146 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<8>
  • Ironton [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ironton
    • Ironton [Lawrence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Huntington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,532 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ironton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ironton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ironton<8>
  • Flatwoods [Greenup County]
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    • Flatwoods [Greenup County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Huntington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,079 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<8>
  • Barboursville [Cabell County]
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    • South Point [Lawrence County]
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      • South Point [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Huntington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,839 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Point<8>
    • Russell [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
      • Russell [Greenup County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Huntington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russell<8>
    • Kenova [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenova
      • Kenova [Wayne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Huntington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,961 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenova<8>
    • Milton [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Cabell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Huntington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<8>
    • Raceland [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raceland
      • Raceland [Greenup County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Huntington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,355 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raceland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raceland
    • Coal Grove [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Grove
      • Coal Grove [Lawrence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Huntington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Grove

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Huntington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Huntington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Huntington. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Huntington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Huntington. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Huntington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Huntington ...

Looking for more information about Huntington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Huntington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Huntington.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Cabell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Huntington: www.cityofhuntington.com/

The official website for Cabell County: www.cabellcounty.org/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Cabell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Huntington refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Huntington may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Huntington.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Huntington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Huntington) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Huntington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Huntington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Huntington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4110, Longitude: -82.4346       In this case, the coordinates for Huntington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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