A Jewel of a City

Don’t just take our word for it – let our residents show you why Huntington truly deserves the “Jewel City” moniker. Our residents are part of what makes the Jewel City shine. Click on the stories below to discover what they love about living in #MyHuntington.

Ben Durfee

Ben Durfee

This area is actually huge for retro gaming. When I started collecting in college it led me to find multiple online communities but then I started...

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Ally Layman

Ally Layman

I was born and raised in Huntington and it’s been really hard to be gay here but through the years I have seen this community change for the better...

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Stephanie Sharkey Howell

Stephanie Sharkey Howell

Fourteen years ago I was a recently divorced, single mom with two small children, trying to figure out where I wanted to raise my kids. After...

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Allison White

Allison White

One of the reasons I love Huntington is our downtown. It is bustling with locally-owned businesses as we find ourselves on the threshold of...

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Summer Rose Lo

Summer Rose Lo

I love Huntington and I’m proud to call #MyHuntington my home! I have a fabulous group of friends and family that make up my killer support system....

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Joe Eddins

Joe Eddins

I’m a native West Virginian and only claimed another state while attending Belmont University in Nashville, TN (years ago) where my love for the...

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MacKenzie Morley

MacKenzie Morley

"As a new business in town, we received such a warm welcome from so many of the fellow businesses and patrons in downtown. It was truly uplifting to...

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Sara Payne Scarbro

Sara Payne Scarbro

"I was born at St. Mary’s Hospital so my Huntington connection started literally at birth. My mother loved the clean hospital and the caring nurses....

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Amanda Kolling

Amanda Kolling

"When married to an academic, you get used to a vagabond life. Before my husband's job at Marshall brought us to Huntington, we had lived in three...

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Margaret Mary Layne

Margaret Mary Layne

“When Create Huntington was formed some years ago, I began to see a synergy generated that I had never witnessed before in Huntington. As a native...

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