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Advantage Valley and the State Capitol

The western bookend of the Midland Trail is the Ohio River which creates the western border of WV near Kenova and Huntington. Continuing eastward through our fastest growing areas and Charleston, our capital city, this 80+ mile section of the Trail is becoming known as Advantage Valley. Along the way, Route 60 passes through the Great Kanawha River Valley, where the nation’s industrial past and present are celebrated in coal tipples, old salt works, chemical plants, locks and dams, mines and company towns, electrical power plants, roads, bridges and the passage to the Ohio River.
Mile 34
Putnam County CMP Formed in 1848 and named for General Israel Putnam, a Revolutionary War hero, Putnam County is proud of its rich history. Situated between West Virginia’s largest metropolitan areas of Charleston and Huntington, and one of the fastest growing counties in West Virginia, it is known as an economically progressive county with much to offer new businesses and new residents. It has a...
Mile 34
Hurricane CMP Hurricane was so named by a party of surveyors commissioned by George Washington. As the sun was slowly rising, cutting through the fog of an early spring day, they noted in their journal that all the trees at the mouth of the creek were bent in the same direction, and they called the location “the place of the hurricane.” The creek became known as Hurricane Creek because of this p...
Mile 27
Milton CMP Milton, home of world-famous Blenko Glass, was incorporated in September 1876 when completion of a covered bridge opened the town to traffic from the James River and Kanawha Turnpike. The picturesque covered bridge sets the tone at Pumpkin Park, home of the West Virginia Pumpkin Festival and the Cabell County Fair.Union Baptist Church  (f. 1788, ca. 1849) 1295 James River and Kanawha ...
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