Introduction to Hurricane, West Virginia
Hurricane, West Virginia, in Putnam county, is located 21 miles W of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center) and is 118 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio. The city is included in the Charleston metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 5,222 people resided in Hurricane.
Hurricane is a city in the Putnam County, which was founded in 1848. The city was named after the Hurricane Creek. The town of Hurricane Bridge was located near the intersection of Route 34 and Route 60. Collis P. Huntington completed the single track railroad in 1873, which connected Chesapeake and the Ohio River. The town was relocated and was named Hurricane Station. The town was incorporated in 1888. Later in 1970s the status was raised to a city.
Hurricane and nearby Attractions
- Buffington Island
- Beech Fork State Park
- Hurricane City Park
- Hurricane Plaza Shopping Center
- Museum in the Community
Things To Do In Hurricane
Hurricane city offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The city has numerous parks like Beech Fork State Park, and Hurricane City Park. The tourists can shop at the Hurricane Plaza Shopping Center. Book lovers can visit the Putnam County Public Library. The Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church, and Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church are some of the local churches.
Yeager Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Hurricane Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued through Marshall University, Ohio University, and West Virginia State College.