Huntington, AR


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Huntington is a city in Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 688 at the 2000 census.
Huntington began as a coal mining town. In 1887, The Missouri, Kansas, & Texas Coal Company surveyed the site and selected it as a townsite because coal was around the site, but not directly beneath it. The town was incorporated on Feb 4, 1888. The town was named after J. B. Huntington, a well-liked mine superintendent, who died after his horse jumped from a bridge over Cherokee Creek.
Huntington is located at 35°4′51″N 94°15′52″W / 35.08083°N 94.26444°W / 35.08083; -94.26444 (35.080833, -94.264462).