Civil War Trails: Huntington, West Virginia

Traveling through West Virginia anytime soon? Consider making a stop for the afternoon and see what Huntington has to offer. On a recent run through the state, our team spent a beautiful afternoon exploring and enjoying town. 

Maddie Carrol House

We recommend starting your visit at the Maddie Carrol House, located at 234 Guyan St, Huntington, WV 25702. As you explore the site, take in the three Civil War Trails signs that explain the harsh partisan fighting in and around the Guyandotte neighborhood, the subsequent capture of Unionist residents, and the destruction of many homes. Once you’ve taken a look at this site it is time to head into Huntington proper to stretch your legs.

Downtown Huntington, hopefully you have better weather.

We recommend parking the car and taking yourself on the architectural walking tour of downtown Huntington. This should be a nice break from your trip as you stroll around the city and take in the wealth of different buildings and time periods which make up the cityscape. Once you’ve walked the town for a while, we imagine you might be a bit thirsty, for help with that we recommend stopping for a quick drink at Summit Beer Station. As you are quenching your thirst, take a look at everything the Huntington CVB has to offer and think about staying a little longer. All in all, this should make a pleasant afternoon stop to stretch your legs, get some local history and flavor.

As always, let us help you travel like a local. Take a look at our maps, and don’t hesitate to ask for our recommendations for good eats, drinks, and lesser known spots along the way. Follow #civilwartrails and create some history of your own.

4 Responses to Civil War Trails: Huntington, West Virginia

  1. Neat area, used to be my lunch stop for Virginia to Illinois drives along I-64. Guyandotte preceded Huntington, right? I believe the Huntington name didn’t pop up until after the war.

    1. That is correct. Collis P. Huntington later named it when he punched the railroad through.

  2. I grew up in that area. They are making the most of an increasingly job loss environment.

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