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The citizens of Guyandotte were sure that Collis P. Huntington would select their little village as the western terminus of his Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. Instead, Huntington purchased a tract of level land on the Ohio River just downstream from Guyandotte and there set about building an entirely new town. An early visitor to Huntington reported finding eight churches, four hotels and “a generous number of saloons.” Today Huntington is a regional center for health care and is home to Marshall University.

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