Putnam County, West Virginia
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Putnam County, WV History

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 bisected by the Kanawha River.
Its county seat is Winfield.

Incorporated Communities
City of Hurricane * City of Nitro (part)
Town of Bancroft * Town of Buffalo * Town of Eleanor * Town of Poca * Town of Winfield

Unincorporated Communities
Black Betsy * Confidence * Culloden (part) * Fraziers Bottom * Hometown * Lanham * Liberty *
Midway * Pliny * Raymond City * Red House * Rumer * Scott Depot * Teays * Teays Valley


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County Records


Census Records

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

Military Records

Miscellaneous Data

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Obituaries and Death Notices

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
July 2018
News-Civil War: Prisoners after the Battle of Lewisburg - Addison McLain

Crime News: James Roberts and Frenk Hedrick Caught

Nov 2017: Now Mobile Friendly!   Marriage Announcements for BURFORD-BEANE, SCHERER-DOWNTAIN, RIFFEE-HAYSLETT, HARVEY-ELLIS.  Crime news for CLOXTON.  Birth notice for HALL



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Surrounding Counties
Kanawha County (east)
Jackson County (northeast)
Cabell County (west)
Mason County (north)
Lincoln County (south)
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