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


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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




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

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census




Local Histories


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia


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


West Virgina,Naturalization Records, 1814-1991



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


Web Sites

CYNDI'S List West Virginia

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