ORIGIN: Putnam County was formed in 1848 from Kanawha, Cabell and Mason counties. The county was named for Israel Putnam, a New England patriot, who served as a general in the Revolutionary War.
Attractions, golf, bowling, shopping, dining.
ORIGIN : Named for Capt. James Lawrence, commander of the frigate Chesapeake dur?ing the war of 1812. Founded Dec. 20, 1816. Burlington was first county seat. County seat subsequently moved to Ironton.
There are plenty of community champions in Lawrence County who are on the front lines of making it a better place to live, work and play.
BARBOURSVILLE — Its slogan is “The best little village in the state.”
ORIGIN: Barboursville was established in 1813. Named after Virginia Gov. James Barbour (1812-1814), the village was the county seat of Cabell County from 1814 until 1887.
Outdoors, lodging, movies, entertainment, spas, golf, retail hubs, groceries and dining.
Barboursville is located within the Cabell County Schools district, 304-528-5000, boe.cabe.k12.wv.us. Regular meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.