Barboursville, West Virginia

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Barboursville is a village in Cabell County, West Virginia, United States. It is located near the second largest city in the state, Huntington. The population was 3,183 at the 2000 census.

Barboursville is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.



Barboursville is located at 38°24′40″N 82°17′52″W / 38.41111°N 82.29778°W / 38.41111; -82.29778 (38.411002, -82.297758)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.7 km²), of which, 3.7 square miles (9.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.86%) is water. The confluence of the Mud River and the Guyandotte River is just north of the village.


Barboursville, WV, was established in 1813. The town was named for James Barbour, Governor of Virginia, 1812-1814. Barboursville became the county seat of Cabell County in 1814, retaining this honor until 1887, when the county seat was moved to Huntington.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,183 people, 1,365 households, and 877 families residing in the village. The population density was 864.1 people per square mile (334.0/km²). There were 1,465 housing units at an average density of 397.7/sq mi (153.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.77% White, 0.82% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

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