Putnam County



Winfield

Named for Winfield Scott
Population 2010 Census: 2,301
Median Age: 40.2 years

Courthouse: Completed 1900; additions 1953, 1963, 1974
Architect: Frank Milburn

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Formed: 1848
Named: In honor of General Israel Putnam, New England soldier and patriot
County Seat: Winfield
Land in Square Miles: 345.67
Population 2010 Census: 55,486
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 160.5

Primary Sources Online
Buffalo
William Hope "Coin" Harvey
1960 Presidential Campaign in Putnam County
Virginia Mae Brown

A miniature horse ranch, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)
Gene Bird of Eleanor, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)
Kid Museum in Winfield, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)
Irene Alexander of Hurricane, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)
Former school teacher of Buffalo, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)
Noble Wyatt of Poca, 1984   (dialup)    (broadband)
Henson Center in Hurricane, 1984   (dialup)    (broadband)
Poca drama class, 1985   (dialup)    (broadband)

Civil War
Report on Scary Creek, 1861
Occupation of Winfield, 1861
A Returned Traitor, 1862
Skirmish Near Buffalo, 1862
Lightburn at Red House, 1862
Murder of Calvary Gibson, 1863
Another Sheriff Captured, 1863
Battles of Hurricane Bridge and Point Pleasant, 1863
Hurricane Bridge Skirmish, 1863
Affair at Hurricane Bridge, 1863
Capture of Gen. Scammon, 1864
Rebel Raid in the Kanawha Valley, 1864
Affair Near Hurricane Bridge, 1864
Attack on Winfield, 1864
Biographical Sketch of George C. Bowyer
Putnam County Union Militia Letters, Folder 1
Putnam County Union Militia Letters, Folder 2
Putnam County Union Militia Letters, Folder 3
Putnam County Union Militia Letters, Folder 7
Putnam County Union Militia Letters, Folder 8
Putnam County Union Militia Letters, Folder 9
Putnam County Union Militia Letters, Folder 11
Putnam County Union Militia Letters, Folder 14
Putnam County Union Militia Letters, Folder 17

Photographs
Photographs of Schools in Putnam County
Devil's Tea Table

Secondary Sources Online
List of Putnam County Legislators

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Roger Lee Byus
Jackie Paul Hackett
Mark Joseph Haverland Jr.
Charles David Hoffman
William Henry Pennington Jr.
James Lawrence Taylor



Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History