Near the line’s terminus of the Ohio River, Huntington purchased five thousand acres of farm land which he sold to the C&O at a handsome profit.
Around the railroad’s depot and repair yards, a town rose up from the corn fields. Huntington named it after himself.
“The first train from Richmond to Huntington. To say that the occupants of the train were welcomed would be a feeble way of expressing the enthusiastic display. A yell burst forth as they came up to the platform and the passengers were almost dragged out by eager hands.” Richmond Wick