Place:Putnam, West Virginia, United States

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Putnam County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,486. Its county seat is Winfield. The county was founded in 1848 and is named for Israel Putnam, who was a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War.

Putnam County is part of the Huntington-Ashland-Ironton metropolitan area, which had a 2010 population of 287,702.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1848 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1854 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 5,335
1860 6,301
1870 7,794
1880 11,375
1890 14,342
1900 17,330
1910 18,587
1920 17,531
1930 16,737
1940 19,511
1950 21,021
1960 23,561
1970 27,625
1980 38,181
1990 42,835

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Putnam County, Virginia was formed in 1848 from portions of Kanawha, Mason and Cabell Counties. It became part of the state of West Virginia when it achieved statehood in 1863.


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