Barboursville is a small village located in the state of West Virginia, more exactly in Cabell County. From Barboursville, you can easily reach the main city in the state, Huntington. Barboursville is also a part of the Huntington-Ashland Metropolitan Area, which has a population of nearly 290.000. In Barboursville there are living about 3.200 residents, according to the 2000 census.
Barboursville was founded in 1813, and it was named after the then Governor of West Virginia, James Barbour. Then, Barboursville was the county seat of Cabell County until 1887, when Huntington took its place. However, Barboursville kept his popularity and the characteristic charm of a small town, so no wonder that many visitors come here every year to relax and forget all about the fuss of the big cities.
Top Attractions within Barboursville
Barboursville Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it comprises 20 buildings. These buildings are a great proof of the architectural style that dominated the area in the late 19th and early 20th century. Among the group of buildings, some of the greatest ones are First United Methodist Church Parsonage, First National Bank, Brady Hardware Building, Ossie Mills General Store and Adams Building.
Thornburg House was originally part of the historic district mentioned above, but it was added separately on the National Register of Historic Places, in 1991. The house was built in 1901, in the Queen Anne architectural style, so it has a two story brick, a pointed roof and a lovely wraparound porch.
Huntington Mall is located in Barboursville, even if the name comes from the major city situated nearby. Shopping enthusiasts will find this facility perfect for them, as it offers a wide range of stores, shops and supermarkets. Among the most important brands who have opened stores here, worth mentioning are Sears, JCPenney and Macy's. The mall also has a movie theater, numerous coffee bars and many dining options, so everybody will have a good time here.