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Cabell County

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Created in 1809 from Kanawha County, and originally included several of the present West Virginia counties. Named in honor of William H. Cabell, Governor of Virginia from 1805 to 1808. The county seat moved from Barboursville to Huntington in 1887. The Big Sandy River was the western end of the James River and Kanawha Turnpike.

County Seat: Huntington, WV
Population: 96,784 (2000 Census)
Cabell County Profile

Lodging: Cabell County Hotels

Airports: Tri-State Airport
Schools: Cabell County Schools
Libraries: Cabell County Library



Topo Map:
Cabell County, WV

Tiger Map:
Cabell County, WV

Cities and Towns

Barboursville, WV
Huntington, WV
Milton, WV
Pea Ridge, WV

Points of Interest

Salt Rock Petroglyphs


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 55 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 41 (Degrees F) -- Low 23 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 84 (Degrees F) -- Low 65 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 2.83 inches -- July: 4.65 (inches) -- Annual: 41.5 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

20 - 30 inches

Cabell County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


West Virginia Geological Survey: Cabell, Wayne and Lincoln Counties