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Putnam County, Georgia
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Putnam County, Georgia Facts

When was Putnam County, GA Created?
Putnam County was established on December 10, 1807 from Baldwin County. The county was named in honor of General Israel Putnam (1718 - 90), a hero of the Revolutionary War.

What is the County Seat of Putnam County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Eatonton and in the current county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Putnam County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Morgan County (north), Greene County (northeast), Hancock County (east), Baldwin County (southeast), Jones County (southwest), Jasper County (west)

Putnam County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Putnam County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Putnam County vital records can be found at the Georgia Department of Health which has copies for copies of birth and death records since Jan 1919, copies of marriage since June 9, 1952 to 1996 and a Divorce records index since June 9, 1952. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Georgia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Putnam County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Putnam Co. Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Putnam County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Putnam County, GA Census Records

What Putnam County, GA 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 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Putnam County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Putnam County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Putnam County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Putnam County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide

Putnam County, GA 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 Georgia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Putnam County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Putnam County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Putnam County. These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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