Winfield, West Virginia

Putnam County, West Virginia, Courthouse, Winfield, West Virginia, Metro Valley Region
Courthouse at Winfield, West Virginia

Winfield, West Virginia (WV), the county seat of Putnam County, was platted around 1847, was incorporated in 1868, and was named in honor of General Winfield Scott, commanding general of the U.S. Army during the Mexican–American War. It was established on a 400-acre tract owned by Charles Brown, who established a ferry there in 1818. The community is situated in a bend in the Kanawha River upstream of the agricultural areas that flank the river above its mouth on the Ohio River at Point Pleasant. 

Lodging near Winfield, West Virginia

Winfield (WV) Hotels

Parks & Public Recreation

The Amherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area approaches Winfield three miles to the east.

Location

Winfield is located on highways WV-34 and WV-817 approximately two miles east of Eleanor, West Virginia, and three miles east of the US-35 expressway.

Map of Winfield, West Virginia

Regional Information

Winfield is located in the Metro Valley Region in western West Virginia.

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