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1837

Marshall Academy (Marshall College, then Marshall University) was established

Other events that happened on or around 1837

Feb 27, 1871

Legislature approved an act incorporating Huntington

Other events that happened on or around February 27, 1871

1871

Peter Cline Buffington was elected Huntington's first mayor

Other events that happened on or around 1871

1872

The First Congregational Church was organized

Feb 11, 1884

Ohio River flooded at Huntington

Other events that happened on or around February 11, 1884

1887

The seat of Cabell County was moved to Huntington from Barboursville

Other events that happened on or around 1887

1901

The Cabell County Courthouse was dedicated

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Mar 30, 1913

Ohio River flooded at Huntington

Other events that happened on or around March 30, 1913

1913

Ritter Park in Huntington was fashioned from land originally intended for a city incinerator

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May 07, 1928

The Keith-Albee Theater opened in Huntington

Jan 28, 1937

Ohio River flooded, inundating much of Huntington. The river crested at a record 69.45 feet, more than 19 feet above flood stage

Other events that happened on or around January 28, 1937

1937

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers constructed a floodwall to protect Huntington from the Ohio

Other events that happened on or around 1937

1961

Marshall College became a university

Other events that happened on or around 1961

1978

Marshall University School of Medicine admitted its first class

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1984

The David W. Harris Riverfront Park opened in Huntington

Other events that happened on or around 1984

1993

Owens-Illinois Glass Company's Huntington plant closed

Other events that happened on or around 1993


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