Welcome to Putnam County, West Virginia
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Buffalo
Buffalo, WV ca. 1860s; photo courtesy of the West Virginia Archives.

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Putnam County

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.


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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Putnam County Data


Biographies Birth Records Cemeteries Census
County
History
County
Records
Death
Records
Family
Bibles

Church Histories/Records


Marriage
Records


Military
Records


Miscellaneous
Data

Newspaper
Gleanings
Obituaries and Death Notices School
Records
Wills/Probate Records


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SURROUNDING COUNTIES

Kanawha County
(east)

Jackson County
(northeast)

CabellCounty
(west)

Mason County
(north)

Lincoln County
(south)

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