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Cabell County History
Barboursville History
Cabell Co. Poor Farm
Cabell Creek Community
Davis Creek Community
Brief History of Heath Creek
Little Seven Mile Community
Lower Creek Community
Martha Community
Milton Community
Ona Community
Prichard School History
Memoirs of the Prichard School
Salt Rock Community
Huntington Homes
Indian Raid
Albert G. Jenkins
Elisha McComas
John Hunt Oley
Dwight Whitney Morrow
Thomas Buffington
Peter Marshall
Courthouse Monuments
Odds & Ends
Cabell County Timeline
Marshall University
Morris Memorial Hospital
Milton Honor Roll
Ousley's Gap
Golf Courses
Greater Huntington Wall of Fame
Blue Sulphur Hotel
Village of Barboursville
The Excavating of the Merritt Cemetery
Civilian Conservation Corps
Moundbuilders of Cabell County
Hit & Run Accident
Marshall Alumni Day
Blenko Glass
Wreck of the J. C. Rawn
Barboursville Brick Company
Huntington State Hospital
1933 Telephone Directory
1880 Milton Census
Huntington Barber School
History of the Milton Community
Fasenmyer Brewery
Carter G. Woodson
Stewart Drive Inn
Central Babe Ruth League



Doors to the Past

Cabell County Timeline

Cabell County Chronology


  •   January, 1813 Barboursville was chartered by an Act of the
      Virginia General Assembly.


  •   The James River Turnpike traversed the frontier from Lexington,
      Kentucky to Charleston, Virginia.  In 1814, the road was extended
      to Barboursville in present-day Cabell County.


  •   Marshall Academy, predecessor of Marshall University, was


  •   The first engagement during the Civil War in Cabell County was
      the Battle of Barboursville on Fortification Hill in 1861.


  •   The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway completes its line across the
      state, from White Sulphur Springs to Huntington.
  •   Joseph Harvey Long purchases the Huntington Herald.  He
      installed and operated the first stereotype and linotype in
    West Virginia.


  •   The Ohio River floods Huntington.
  •   Telephone exchanges are installed in Huntington and Moundsville.


  •   Huntington replaces Barboursville as the Cabell County seat.


  •   The Huntington Advertiser begins publication.


  •   The Huntington Herald, later the Herald-Dispatch, begins publication.


  •   A pavilion is built in Huntington for picnics, square dancing, and
      family reunions.  It eventually became Camden Park.


  •   March 27 - 30.   Huntington and Parkersburg are flooded by
      the Ohio River.  Thousands were left homeless.


  •   Oct. 14.  A glass manufacturing plant, later part of the
      Owens-Illinois Company, begins operations in Huntington.


  •   Main Street, which was once James River-Kanawha Turnpike
      and later U.S. Route 60, became the town's first brick street
      in Barboursville.


  •   May.  International Nickel Company plant begins operation
      in Huntington.


  •   Huntington became home to the state's first radio station.


  •   Huntington's first span across the Ohio River, the Sixth Street
      Bridge, opens.


  •   May 7.   The Keith-Albee Theater, one of the largest in the nation,
      opens in Huntington. The Opening program featured a comedy
      called "Good Morning, Judge" a newsreel, and five stage acts.
      But the theater itself, with its elaborate Interior, clearly was
      the star of the evening.


  •   Morris Harvey College moves from Barboursville to Charleston.


  •   Jan. 26 - 27.  Huntington's worst flood paralyzes the entire
      city and leaves 6000 homeless.


  •   Oct. 24.  WSAZ-TV in Huntington begins regular programming.
      It is the first television station in the state, operating on
      channel 5.


  •   Nov. 14.  A Southern Airways plane carrying almost the entire
      Marshall University football team, coaches, and other athletic
      department personnel, crashes on a hillside as it approaches
      Tri-State Airport in Huntington.  All 75 aboard were killed.


  •   A medical school is established at Marshall University, giving
      West Virginia a second major medical training center.


  •   Dec.  The Marshall University Thundering Herd win's the
      NCAA I-AA National Championship at Marshall Stadium.


  •   March 12 - 14.  A blizzard paralyzes West Virginia, Dumping at
      least a foot of snow in every county.  Nine are killed in the state,
      In a 24-hour period, there are 28 inches of snow in Beckley,
      24 inches in Bluefield, 24 inches in Morgantown,  22 inches in
      Huntington, 20 inches in Parkersburg, and 18 in Charleston.


  •   Nov. 3.  Marie Redd, a professor at Marshall University, is elected
      to the state senate from Cabell County.  She is the first female
      African American to serve in the senate.

  •   Source:  Excerpts from Jeff Miller's "Timeline of WV"



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