Putnam County, West Virginia Genealogy

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County Courthouse

  • Putnam County; 3389 Winfield Road, Winfield WV 25213 Phone 304-586-0202
  • Conty Clerk has bird records from 1848, death records from 1853 Marriage and Probate Records from 1853
  • Marriage and Probate from1839
  • Land Records from 1841
  • Clk Cir Ct has div and Court Records

History

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The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General Israel Putnam (1718-1790).[1]

Parent County

1848--Putnam County was created 11 March 1848 from Kanawha, Mason and Cabell Counties.  County seat: Winfield [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Putnam County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census


For tips on accessing Putnam County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865

Naturalization


West Virgina,Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Probate


West Virginia Will Books

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.


Societies and Libraries

Putnam County Family History Hall of Fame
"May we preserve their memories & Contributions!"
Please write about deceased historians & Genealogist!

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers.  The closest family history centers are in the Huntingon Family History Center and in the Charleston Family History Center


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Web Sites


CYNDI'S List West Virginia

 Learning How to Edit our Wiki Sites

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References

  1. "Putnam County, West Virginia," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).