Bancroft, West Virginia (WV), in Putnam County, is located on the Kanawha River two miles south of Winfield, West Virginia. The Amherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area adjoins Bancroft to the north and east.
Incorporated in 1952, the town was named for coal-mine operator George Bancroft. The town was once the site of coal mines but is now principally a bedroom community of the Charleston-Huntington metropolitan area.
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Bancroft is located in the Metro Valley Region in western West Virginia.