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Winfield, West Virginia
(Putnam County)

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The location of Winfield

Our Genealogy Helper for Winfield ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Winfield (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Winfield. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Winfield is located in Putnam County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Putnam County: Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln & Mason.

Below are the counties that are near Winfield. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Winfield:

Putnam     (The home county for Winfield)
  Bancroft   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Eleanor   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Poca   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hurricane   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Emmons   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Dartmont   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Grippe   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Horse Creek Junction   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Julian   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rumble   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brushton   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dodson Junction   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Easly   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Johns   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Layville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Barboursville   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Nitro   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cross Lanes   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Tornado   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  South Charleston   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kanawha City   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sod   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Harts   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Banco   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Big Creek   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Upland   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Leon   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Baden   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mason   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Buffalo Creek   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Armilda   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ceredo   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kenova   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Boyd (KY)
  Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gallia (OH)
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Centerville (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Vinton (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (OH)
  Athalia (OH)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Proctorville (OH)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Andis (OH)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Burlington (OH)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  South Point (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Meigs (OH)
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bashan (OH)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rutland (OH)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Keno (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Winfield, see our County-by-County Page for Winfield.

Cemeteries Near Winfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Winfield.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Winfield covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Giles - Stern Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Leadman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Showen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW J L Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wade Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cartwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bowles Ridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Britton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bowles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Buffalo Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fraizer Bottom Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burdette Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Atkeson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnette Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pliny Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Teays Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jeffries Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Manilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE College Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rocky Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sam Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Staten Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Winfield ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Winfield.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Winfield. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Winfield and those printed in the larger area surrounding Winfield.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 13 miles [20.9 km] of Winfield.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Winfield had a population of 302 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Winfield had a population of 2,359 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Winfield, with the one closest to Winfield listed first.

Red House   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Winfield
 - Red House had railroad service and no post office
Bancroft   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Winfield
 - Bancroft had railroad service and no post office
Plymouth   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Winfield
 - Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
Raymond City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Winfield
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
Confidence   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Winfield
 - Confidence had a post office and no railroad service
Hugo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Winfield
 - Hugo had a post office and no railroad service
Midway   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Winfield
 - Midway had a post office and railroad service
Poca   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Winfield
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Winfield. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Winfield in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Winfield:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Putnam County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Cabell County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Logan County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Wirt County:     Cyndi's



Boyd County (KY):     Cyndi's



Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (OH):     Cyndi's



Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Putnam County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Putnam County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Winfield ...

While our initial data about Winfield came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Winfield in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Winfield.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Winfield:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

We have found Winfield in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Winfield for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Winfield. See our Misc Page for Winfield for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Winfield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Winfield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Winfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Winfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5281, Longitude: -81.8838     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Winfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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