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Putnam County



Courthouse
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Source: David Seibert

LocationEatonton
Date Built1905-06
Architecture StyleNeoclassical Revival
DesignerJ.W. Beeland, remodeled by J.W. Golucke
Seat InformationEatonton [named for Connecticut general William Eaton; designated county seat 1808; incorporated Dec. 12, 1809].
Courthouse DetailsThis courthouse rests on one of the largest public squares in Georgia. The oldest portion of the building was constructed in 1824. It has been extensively remodeled, with square brick columns along the facade and an ornate, beautiful clock tower. The final remodeling was completed in 1906.
County Data
Population21,218
Population 200018,812
Population Growth12.8
County SeatEatonton
County Area360.7 Square Miles
Location MapPutnam County Location Map
History

Putnam County was created from Baldwin County on Dec. 10, 1807 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1807, p. 3). No counties have been created from Putnam County. Georgia’s 33rd county was named for American Revolutionary War general Israel Putnam.

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Legal OrganThe Eatonton Messenger
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Historical Population
YearPopulation
2010 21,218
2000 18,812
1990 14,137
1980 10,295
1970 8,394
1960 7,798
1950 7,731
1940 8,514
1930 8,367
1920 15,151
1910 13,876
1900 13,436
1890 14,842
1880 14,539
1870 10,461
1860 10,125
1850 10,794
1840 10,260
1830 13,261
1820 15,475
1810 10,029