The Huntington Metro Area is sometimes called KYOWVA, an acronym that refers to the three states that make up the region, (Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia).As of the 2010 census, the Huntington Metro Area is the largest in West Virginia with a population of 365,419.
A portion of the city, mainly the neighborhood of Westmoreland, is in Wayne County.
Huntington is commonly divided into four main sections.
The site is at the southwestern corner of West Virginia on the border with the state of Ohio and near the border of both states with Kentucky.
Discounting the period of French ownership, the land that was part of Guyandotte and later Huntington was originally part of the 28,628-acre (115.85 km2) French and Indian War veteran's Savage Grant.
Clockwise: the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health (PATH), Fourth Avenue, the downtown skyline as seen from across the Ohio River, Harris Riverfront Park, and the Huntington Welcome Center at Heritage Station.
Huntington is a city in Cabell and Wayne counties in the U. state of West Virginia, the principal city of the metropolitan area which has a population of over 364,000.
The city is the home of Marshall University as well as the Huntington Museum of Art; the Big Sandy Superstore Arena; the U. Army Corps of Engineers (Huntington District); the Collis P.
Huntington Historical Society and Railroad Museum; Camden Park, one of the world's oldest amusement parks; the headquarters of the CSX Transportation-Huntington Division, the largest division in the CSX network; and the Port of Huntington Tri-State, the largest river port in the United States. Army Corps of Engineers, Amazon, Direc TV, and the City of Huntington.
The first identifiable permanent settlement, Holderby's Landing, was founded in 1775 in what was then the Colony of Virginia, but the area had been sparsely settled by French as early as 1609.