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Winfield, West Virginia
(Putnam County)

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The location of Winfield

Welcome to Winfield ...

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

The location of Winfield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Winfield has a population of 2,359 people<2> (see below for details).

Winfield is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Winfield: (304) and (681)<4>

Population Details ...

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 total 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Winfield had an population of 2,359 people. This is an increase of 2.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.96% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Winfield ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Winfield and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Buffalo   [Map]   1,262   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Charleston   [Map]   47,929   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Jefferson   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Leon   [Map]   150   N   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Winfield.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Winfield. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Winfield. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Winfield.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Winfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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