Putnam County is accessible directly via Interstate Highway 64, traversing the county East/West. In addition, 4-lane U.S. Route 35 crosses the southern portion of Putnam Business Park in Fraziers Bottom. I-64 provides easy access to Interstates 77 & 79 in Charleston, about 20 minutes east.
Six interstate routes traverse West Virginia, providing quick and easy access to major population and industrial centers in the Northeast, South and Midwest.
The state's highways represent an extensive and reliable transportation network in themselves. They also serve as links in an intermodal transportation system, providing strategic access to transshipment points by rail, water and air. These transportation modes combine to offer West Virginia businesses unmatched versatility and convenience in serving regional, national and global markets with the most advanced "just-in-time" delivery.
West Virginia has the capacity for overnight delivery to half of the U.S. population and about a third of the Canadian population.
Air Travel & Freight
Passengers and freight can fly from West Virginia airports to major destinations less than an hour away at:
- Washington, D.C.
Direct flights also connect the state to:
- New York
Intercoastal & Intracoastal Shipping
Putnam County is served by the Kanawha River with various bulk cargo terminals. Primarily coal and aggregate is transported via the Kanawha with access to the Ohio River at Huntington.
The Ohio River inland port at Huntington, where West Virginia meets Ohio and Kentucky, is the nation's largest inland port. Deepwater ports are accessible via the Mississippi River.
More than 2,400 miles of railroad track carry almost 250 million tons of freight each year in West Virginia, which is well served by mainline freight carriers CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern. Because of their proximity to river ports and trucking centers, railroads remain an integral component in the state's intermodal transportation system.