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Putnam County, Florida
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Putnam County, Florida Facts

Putnam County

When was Putnam County, FL Created?
Putnam County was created on January 13, 1849 from Alachua County, and Saint Johns County. This county was named for Benjamin A. Putnam (1801–1869), soldier during the Second Seminole War and Floridian legislator.

What is the County Seat of Putnam County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Palatka also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Putnams County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Clay County (north), St. Johns County (northeast), Flagler County (east), Volusia County (southeast), Marion County (southwest), Alachua County (west), Bradford County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Putnam County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Crescent City, Interlachen, Palatka, Pomona Park, Welaka.

Putnam County, FL Vital Records

Where can find Putnam County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Putnam County vital records can be found at the Florida Office of Vital Records which has copies of Birth & Deaths reported 1917 to present and Divorce & Marriages since June 6, 1927. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Florida for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Putnam County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Florida Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Putnam County Health Department has copies of Birth & Death certificates. Also has computer access from 1917 to present for birth records for the entire state as well as births that occurred in this county.

Putnam County, FL Census Records

What Putnam County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Putnam County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Putnam Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Putnam Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Putnam Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

There are Florida State censuses from 1867, 1875, 1885, 1935, 1945. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Florida Census Records Research Guide

Putnam County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Putnam County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Putnam County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Putnam County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Florida Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Putnam County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 758, Palatka, FL 32178-0758 or 410 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177
  • Putnam County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk is custodian of all records of all predecessor courts, whether justice of the peace, city, county, probate, civil, or criminal.
    • Phone: (386) 326-7600
    • Marriage Records: 1849
    • Land Records: 1849
    • Probate Records: 1849 
    • Court Records: 1849
  • Putnam County Tax Collector collects all real estate taxes including postponed and delinquent, all county revenues in addition to the research and issue tax deed applications. Our department is the holder of tax records and assessed values.
  • Florida Land Records
  • BLM Land Records

Putnam County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Putnam County, FL?
A list of Putnam County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Florida Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Putnam County, FL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Putnam County, FL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Putnam County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is just a directory which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

Putnam Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Putnam Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Putnam Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Putnam Co. FL General and History Websites

Putnam Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Putnam Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Putnam Co. FL Military Records

Putnam Co. FL Schools & Directories

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