Place:Putnam, Florida, United States

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Putnam County is a county located in the state of Florida. The entire county makes up the Palatka Micropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 70,423. The U.S. Census Bureau 2009 estimate for the county was 72,893 [1]. Its county seat is Palatka, Florida. The county is centrally located between Jacksonville, Gainesville, St. Augustine, and Daytona Beach.

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History

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Putnam County was created in 1849. It was Florida's 28th county created from parts of St. Johns, Alachua, Orange, Duval, and Marion counties. The county was named for Benjamin A. Putnam, who was a soldier in the First Seminole War, a lawyer, Florida legislator, and the first president of the Florida Historic Society. The Putnam County (Fla.) Historical Society has determined that Benjamin A. Putnam is the grandson of Israel Putnam, for whom other counties and places in the United States are named. Benjamin A. Putnam died in the county seat of Palatka in 1869.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1849 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1849 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1849 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1849 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 687
1860 2,712
1870 3,821
1880 6,261
1890 11,186
1900 11,641
1910 13,096
1920 14,568
1930 18,096
1940 18,698
1950 23,615
1960 32,212
1970 36,290
1980 50,549
1990 65,070

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External links

www.co.putnam.fl.us/


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