This month we highlight the City of Hurricane, WV. The City of Hurricane was ranked the 2nd fastest growing community for the past ten years according to the U.S. Census Bureau. According to sources, Hurricane was named after Hurricane Creek, which was, in turn, named after a group of trees at the arm of the river bent in one direction. A party of surveyors commissioned by George Washington noted the site appeared to have been struck by a hurricane.
Noteable people from Hurricane:
- John”Doc”Holliday, head football coach, Marshall University
- Alex Wilson, MLB relief pitcher,Detroit Tigers (World Series victory 2013 with Boston Red Sox)