Putnam County, West Virginia Records
Putnam County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on March 11, 1848 from portions of Cabell County, Kanawha County and Mason County. The county was named in honor of General Israel Putnam of Massachusetts (1718-1790), American Revolutionary War general.
Putnam County is bordered by Mason County (north), Jackson County (northeast), Kanawha County (east), Lincoln County (south), Cabell County (west). A Map of Putnam County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Putnam County Cities and Towns include Bancroft, Buffalo, Eleanor, Fraziers Bottom, Hometown, Hurricane, Lanham, Liberty, Nitro, Pliny, Poca, Red House, Scott Depot, Teays, Winfield
Putnam County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
Putnam County, WV Courthouse
The Putnam County Courthouse is located in Winfield, West Virginia. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Putnam county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk. Until 1863 West Virginia was part of Virginia, See Virginia State Records for Info and links for years prior to 1863.
- Putnam County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1853, Marriage Records from 1848, Land Records from 1848 and Probate Records from 1848.
- Putnam County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1848.
Putnam County, West Virginia Census Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Putnam County, West Virginia Vital Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from January 1917 to present
- Marriage Records: from 1921 to present.
- Divorce Records: from 1968 to present
- Locations: West Virginia Office of Vital Statistics
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Vital Registration, Division of Health, 350 Capitol St, Rm 165, Charleston, WV 25301-3701; (304) 558-2931; Info: (304) 558-2931
Putnam County, West Virginia Resources
- Upper Vandalia Historical Society
- Putnam County, West Virginia Message Boards
- Putnam County, West Virginia Genealogy Boards
Putnam County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- Putnam County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- Putnam Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800
- Putnam County Encyclopedia
- Putnam County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Putnam Co. WVGenweb
- Putnam County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Putnam County, West Virginia Military Records