Welcome to Putnam County, West Virginia
History and Genealogy
Buffalo, WV ca. 1860s;
photo courtesy of the West Virginia Archives.
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Named in honor of Israel Putnam, a general in the American Revolutionary War and commander of the Continental Army at Bunker Hill, Putnam County was formed 11 Mar 1848 from parts of Kanawha, Mason and Cabell Counties.
The county is located in west-central West Virginia and is by sected by the Kanawha River. Its county seat is Winfield.
City of Hurricane * City of Nitro (part)
Town of Bancroft * Town of Buffalo * Town of Eleanor * Town of Poca * Town of Winfield
Black Betsy * Confidence * Culloden (part) * Fraziers Bottom * Hometown * Lanham * Liberty *
* Midway * Pliny * Raymond City * Red House * Rumer * Scott Depot * Teays * Teays Valley
Putnam County Data
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