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Putnam County, Tennessee Facts

When was Putnam County, TN Created?

Putnam County was founded on February 2, 1842 from White County, Jackson County, Overton County, Smit Countyh and Fentress County.

What is the County Seat of Putnam County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Cookeville also, the county government website is www.putnamcountytn.gov/ .

What counties are adjacent to Putnam County, TN?

Bordering counties are Overton County (northeast), Cumberland County (east), White County (south), DeKalb County (southwest), Smith County (west) and Jackson County (northwest).

Putnam County Courthouse and Government Records

What genealogical records can I find in the Putnam County Courthouse?


Putnam County Courthouse

The following information and facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and courtroom records will be in Putnam County or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below could be the first widely known documents for this county.

  • Putnam County Clerk
    • Address: P.O. Box 220, 121 South Dixie Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501
    • Phone: (931) 526-7106
    • Marriage Records: 1879 
    • Probate Records: 1876
  • Putnam County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 300 East Spring Street, Cookeville, TN 38501
    • Phone: (931) 526-7101
    • Land & Deed Records: 1854
  • Putnam County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: Room 1C, Suite 49A 421 East Spring Street, Cookeville, TN 38501
    • Phone: 931-528-1508
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1895
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1842
    • County  Court Minutes: 1894

Where can find Putnam County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?

Putnam County vital records can be found at the Tennessee Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for copies of birth certificates, marriage licenses and divorce decrees. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Tennessee for current fees and application process.

Marriage license records are available from the county clerk who issued the marriage license. Court divorce orders may be obtained from the clerk of the court that granted the divorce.

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 Tennessee Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificates to mail.

What Putnam County, TN census records are available?

Federal Population Schedules for Putnam County can be found for 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. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Putnam County, TN?

Putnam County Genealogy Resources

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Putnam County, TN?

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Putnam County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is merely a collection which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to suggest your own most popular Putnam County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

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Putnam Co. TN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Putnam Co. TN Military Records

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