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Putnam County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 10, 1807
Population: 
20,385
Total Area: 
344.5 sq mi
Contact Information
117 Putnam Drive, Suite A
Eatonton, GA 31024
Phone Number: 
(706) 485-5826

Putnam County, created in 1807, remembers General Israel Putnam of Connecticut who first distinguished himself while fighting with the British in Pontiac's War. Later, Putnam, along with other commanders, led the Revolutionary fighters at the Battle of Breeds Hill near Boston, the engagement misnamed the Battle of Bunker Hill. Eatonton, the county seat, is named for Commander William Eaton, naval agent to the Barbary states during the 1805 war with Tripoli.