Putnam County

Putnam County is located in western-central West Virginia, close to the Ohio River.  The population in 2010 was 55,486.  The county seat is Winfield. It is an industrial, chemical, and manufacturing center, focused along the Kanawha River. 

 

Major cities in Putnam County include Winfield, Hurricane, and Buffalo.

 

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ANDREW AND CHARLES

LEWIS MARCH

LOCATION: RT 62, HOMETOWN, AT ROADSIDE PARK ON SOUTH SIDE OF TOWN, APPX 1-1/2 MILES NORTH OF BANCROFT, NEXT TO WASHINGTON’S LAND MARKER

GPS:

38* 31′ 43″ N, 81* 51′ 25″ W

38.528572 N, 81.857204 W

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BATTLE OF ATKESON’S GATE

LOCATION: RT 62, APPX 2 MILES NORTH OF BUFFALO, APPX 3/10 MILE SOUTH OF OLD LOCK 10 ROAD

GPS:

38* 38′ 35″ N, 81* 57′ 27″ W

38.643107 N, 81.957717 W

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BATTLE OF SCARY

LOCATION: SCARY, RT 817, APPX 1/2 MILE SOUTH OF ACCESS RAMP TO I-64 EXIT 44, APPX 100 YARDS SOUTH OF RT 33 (TEAY’S VALLEY ROAD)

GPS:

38* 26′ 01″ N, 81* 51′ 12″ W

38.433707 N, 81.853439 W

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BUFFALO ACADEMY

LOCATION: BUFFALO, RT 62 (MAIN STREET), 1 BLOCK SOUTH OF WALNUT STREET. SITUATED NEXT TO COIN HARVEY/LAWNVALE MARKER

GPS:

38* 37′ 03″ N, 81* 58′ 50″ W

38.617707 N, 81.980684 W

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CIVIL WAR ACTION /

RED HOUSE SHOALS

LOCATION: RED HOUSE, RT 62, ACROSS THE KANAWHA RIVER FROM WINFIELD, APPX 200 YARDS EAST OF RT 34 (McLANE PIKE)

GPS:

38* 32′ 44″ N, 81* 53′ 14″ W

38.545783 N, 81.887432 W

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COIN HARVEY /

LAWNVALE

LOCATION: BUFFALO, RT 62 (MAIN STREET), 1 BLOCK SOUTH OF WALNUT STREET. SITUATED NEXT TO BUFFALO ACADEMY MARKER

GPS:

38* 37′ 03″ N, 81* 58′ 50″ W

38.617707 N, 81.980684 W

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HURRICANE BAPTIST CHURCH

HURRICANE BRIDGE SKIRMISH

LOCATION: SOUTH OF HURRICANE AT INTERSECTION OF RT 60 AND RT 34, AT ROADSIDE PARK PARTIALLY HIDDEN FROM HIGHWAY

GPS:

38* 24′ 53″ N, 82* 01′ 05″ W

38.414871 N, 82.018083 W

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INDIAN VILLAGE / EXCAVATIONS

LOCATION: RT 62, APPX 1-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF BUFFALO, APPX 2-1/2 MILES NORTH OF MIDWAY. (JUST SOUTH OF TOYOTA FACTORY)

GPS:

38* 35′ 13″ N, 81* 59′ 44″ W

38.587070 N, 81.995818 W

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KANAWHA VALLEY

DRAG STRIP

LOCATION: RT 817, APPX 6-1/2 MILES NORTH OF I-64 EXIT 44, APPX 2-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, APPX 1/2 MILE SOUTH OF WATERSIDE CIRCLE

GPS:

38* 31′ 03″ N, 81* 51′ 25″ W

38.517660 N, 81.857025 W

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RED HOUSE

LOCATION: RT 62, ELEANOR, IN FRONT OF TOWN HALL, ACROSS THE HIGHWAY FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS

GPS:

38* 32′ 07″ N, 81* 55′ 35″ W

38.535384 N, 81.926487 W

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WASHINGTON’S LAND

LOCATION: RT 62, HOMETOWN, AT ROADSIDE PARK ON SOUTH SIDE OF TOWN, APPX 1-1/2 MILES NORTH OF BANCROFT, NEXT TO ANDREW AND CHARLES LEWIS MARCH

GPS:

38* 31′ 43″ N, 81* 51′ 25″ W

38.528572 N, 81.857204 W

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WINFIELD

LOCATION: RT 817, WINFIELD, IN FRONT OF COURTHOUSE, APPX 50 FEET FROM WINFIELD/BATTLE OF WINFIELD MARKER

GPS:

38* 32′ 02″ N, 81* 53′ 32″ W

38.533952 N, 81.892321 W

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WINFIELD /

BATTLE OF WINFIELD

LOCATION: RT 817, WINFIELD, IN FRONT OF COURTHOUSE, APPX 50 FEET FROM WINFIELD MARKER #2

GPS:

38* 32′ 01″ N, 81* 53′ 33″ W

38.533857 N, 81.892555 W

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PUTNAM COUNTY /

CABELL COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 60, CULLODEN (JUST WEST OF HURRICANE), ACROSS FROM STATE STREET

GPS:

38* 25′ 11″ N, 82* 03′ 10″ W

38.419939 N, 82.052818 W

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PUTNAM COUNTY /

JACKSON COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 34, APPX 15 MILES NORTH-EAST OF RED HOUSE, APPX 1/2 MILE WEST OF DIVIDE RIDGE ROAD (CR 23/4)

GPS:

38* 38′ 40″ N, 81* 42′ 46″ W

38.644606 N, 81.712792 W

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PUTNAM COUNTY /

KANAWHA COUNTY

LOCATION: CORNER OF RT 25 AND 27TH STREET, NITRO

GPS:

38* 25′ 33″ N, 81* 50′ 25″ W

38.426018 N, 81.840469 W

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PUTNAM COUNTY /

KANAWHA COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 60, APPX 2-1/2 MILES WEST OF RT 817 AND ST ALBANS, AT CR 46 (POPLAR FORK ROAD)

GPS:

38* 23′ 57″ N, 81* 53′ 59″ W

38.399416 N, 81.899736 W

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PUTNAM COUNTY /

KANAWHA COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 62,