City of Eatonton
|Incorporated||December 12, 1809|
|Address||201 N. Jefferson Avenue
Eatonton, Georgia 31024
Eatonton, the county seat for Putnam County, was incorporated December 12, 1809. The city was named for diplomat and general, William Eaton of Connecticut. During the civil war, the city served as a haven for wounded soldiers.
Putnam County’s courthouse in Putnam County was constructed between 1905 and 1906 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For a glimpse of historic Eatonton, a Walking Tour of Homes annually showcases the early architecture of the city’s first churches, homes, and taverns.
Eatonton participates in the Better Hometown Program run by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. This community development program is a public-private partnership intended to revitalize small communities with populations between 1,000 and 5,000. These cities have access to technical assistance and fiscal resources designed to stimulate downtown revitalization.
According to 2000 Census, the City of Eatonton had a population of 6,764 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population increase of 4.4%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.