Formed in 1848, Putnam County was named after General
Israel Putnam, a Revolutionary War hero. Much of the land here was surveyed by
George Washington and while we remain very proud of our rich history, we also are a
progressive county with much to offer our visitors.
- Civil War Reenactment Weekend
- March 27-29, 2009
- Held at Valley Park, Hurricane.
Reenactors will commemorate the skirmish at Hurricane Bridge and
the Scary Creek skirmish. Crafts, Sutlers, Storytelling,
Night Firing, Parade Drills, Ladies Tea, Historical Lantern Tour
and Military Dance. Contact Linda Bush or Helen Shinn (304)-562-0518,
Putnam County Visitors Bureau.
- Lodging and local information is available on this site.
May 15-16, 2009
Re-enactors portray the living history of the town and have a recruiting camp, drills,
flag raising ceremony, craft demonstrations, and attend church services as the soldiers of
LIVING HISTORY TRAIL
23-25 Student Days
26-27 Public Days
Sponsored by Mary Ingles Trail Association with cooperation from Putnam County Parks and Visitors Bureau.
Living history trail commemorates the capture, captivity and escape of Mary Draper
Ingles in 1755 and life of the Frontier from 1755 to 1783.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Local artisans display their wares at several different towns throughout Putnam County
during this festive time of year...just in time for holiday gift giving!
|Yuletide in the
Park - Visit Valley Park in Hurricane for this unique and old fashioned
celebration. Animated displays, horse drawn wagon rides,
caroling. Santa visits and lots of activities for all ages
to enjoy. Contact Linda Bush, Putnam County Visitors Bureau
Click here for the Putnam County Calendar of Events
For more information on exact dates and locations,
please call (304) 562-0518 Monday through Friday.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.