Winfield, West Virginia

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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 , 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

Parks & Public Recreation

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


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.