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Welcome To Putnam County, WV

Putnam County, WV is located in the second-fastest growing region of West Virginia. Conveniently situated along Interstate 64 between Charleston and Huntington, the state’s two largest cities, the area has undergone a period of rapid suburbanization. The county has a total area of 350 square miles and a 2007 Census population estimate of 55,001 people.

With respect to quality of life, Putnam County ranks high. Community assets include:

  • Economic vitality representing all business sectors – industry, manufacturing, retail, finance, home-based and non-profit organizations assisted and supported by a local Chamber of Commerce and a Development Authority.


  • Innovative government leaders working to address matters of growth and development in a planned, deliberate manner.


  • Law enforcement and emergency services more than adequate for the population’s public safety.


  • An abundance of housing options from single family units in subdivisions, to condominiums, apartment complexes and retirement communities.


  • A county public school system with superior standards of academic excellence.


  • Health care choices ranging from a major hospital facility to urgent care clinics and health care providers in every classification of medical specialty.


  • Parks and recreation amenities – ball fields, picnic areas, community pools and pathways. Programs, events and activities designed to serve all ages and abilities. The community also hosts a private golf club facility and YMCA with an aquatic center.


  • A variety of community services (public library, senior center) and social activities (movie theater, festivals, fairgrounds)


  • A diverse worship community including several Christian schools.

Putnam County, a lovely locale with an emphasis on excellence!