Huntington is located in the west of the state of West Virginia and a city and seat of Cabell County and is at the confluence of the Guyandotte and Ohio rivers that is on the western part of Charleston. In 1869, when a railroad magnate named Collis P. Huntington proposed to build the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway's terminal, that will be situated in the area where the present-day Huntington stands. When he purchased the land, Huntington called in Holderby's Lansing, and in 1870 the city was incorporated and was named Huntington. When the railroad arrived in 1873, the town's economy started to prosper with the arrival of the settlers. At present, Huntington is a center of the tri-state industrial region that was formed at the junction of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.
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