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Welcome to Winfield ...

The town of Winfield is located in Putnam County<1> and is the County Seat for Putnam County.

The location of Winfield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Winfield has a population of 2,352 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Winfield.

Winfield is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Winfield lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Winfield: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Winfield had an population of 2,352 people. This is an increase of 2.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Winfield had a population of 2,301 people. This makes Winfield the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Winfield represents 0.12% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 57th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,301 people, the population of Winfield increased 23.84% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,858 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Winfield.

Adding Winfield to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Winfield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Winfield elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Winfield on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Winfield on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Winfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Winfield: This one is located in Putnam County and the other is located in Marion County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 27 communities that are also named Winfield - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas, British Columbia, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (2), Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Winfield.

Communities near Winfield ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Winfield.

  • Charleston [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
    • Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Winfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,536 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<7>
  • South Charleston [Kanawha County]
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    • South Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Winfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,047 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Charleston<7>
  • Saint Albans [Kanawha County]
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    • Saint Albans [Kanawha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Winfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,918 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans<7>
  • Dunbar [Kanawha County]
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    • Dunbar [Kanawha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Winfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,093 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunbar<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hurricane [Putnam County]
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      • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Winfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<7>
    • Nitro [Kanawha County]
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      • Nitro [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Winfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nitro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nitro<7>
    • Milton [Cabell County]
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      • Milton [Cabell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Winfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<7>
    • Buffalo [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Putnam County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Winfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<7>
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southeast of Winfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poca<7>
    • Jefferson [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Winfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Winfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Winfield.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Winfield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Winfield.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Winfield. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Winfield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Winfield ...

Looking for more information about Winfield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Winfield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Winfield.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for 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: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Putnam, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Winfield.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Winfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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       In this case, the coordinates for Winfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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