Putnam County, West Virginia

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Courthouse, Putnam County, West Virginia

Putnam County, in western West Virginia (WV), was created in 1848 from parts of Cabell, Mason, and Kanawha counties. Though somewhat removed from the state's mountain counties, it is revered as among the most scenic counties in the state. Its county seat is at Winfield on the .

The Putnam County region was among the first to be settled in West Virginia and is among its most productive agricultural markets. Its economy is strongly tied to that of the Charleston and Huntington, metropolitan areas, located to the east and west, respectively.

Interstate 64 (I-64) follows the suburban Teays Valley through the southern neck of Putnam County. A part of the southern county is also drained by the . Much of the northern county is wooded or in farmland. As of the 2010 census, the population of Putnam County was 55,486.

Cities & Towns in Putnam County

Extra, West Virginia
Fraziers Bottom, West Virginia

Liberty, West Virginia

Nye, West Virginia
Paradise, West Virginia
Pliny, West Virginia

Red House, West Virginia
Robertsburg, West Virginia
Scott Depot, West Virginia

Winter, West Virgnia

Parks & Public Recreation Facilities

Amherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area
Hurricane City Park (Hurricane, WV)
Nitro City Park (Nitro, WV)
Putnam County Fairground (Eleanor, WV)

Putnam County Historic Landmarks

(Winfield, WV)

Photos of Putnam County

Photos of Putnam County II

Regional information for Putnam County, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Putnam County may be found in our guide to travel in the Metro Valley Region in western West Virginia, in which Putnam County is located. For more information, contact the .