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'''Eatonton-Putnam Co'''<br> Historical Society<br> 104 Church St<br> Eatonton, GA 31024-1306<br>Telephone Number: 706-485-6844<br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/putnam-county/#sthash.OSlUDFq4.dpuf Website]<br><br>
'''Eatonton-Putnam Co'''<br> Historical Society<br> 104 Church St<br> Eatonton, GA 31024-1306<br>Telephone Number: 706-485-6844<br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/putnam-county/#sthash.OSlUDFq4.dpuf Website]<br><br>
'''East Georgia Genealogical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 117<br> Winder, GA 30680<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaeggs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007840363&o_lid=0007840363&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
'''East Georgia Genealogical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 117<br> Winder, GA 30680<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~gaeggs/ Website]<br><br>
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/putnam-county/ Putnam County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/putnam-county/ Putnam County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  

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United States
Putnam County

Guide to Putnam County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Putnam County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Putnam County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 10, 1807
County Seat Eatonton
Putnam County Court House Eatonton, Georgia.jpg
Address Putnam County Courthouse
100 S Jefferson Avenue
Eatonton, GA 31024
Phone: 706.485.4501 
Putnam County Website

County Information

Putnam County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Putnam County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

County Courthouse

Putnam County Courthouse
100 S Jefferson Avenue
Eatonton, GA 31024
Phone: 706.485.4501 

Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1807. Probate Court has birth records from 1866, marriage and probate records from 1808, death records from 1919 and tax digest 1812-1848[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
100 S. Jefferson Ave.
Suite 236
Eatonton, GA 31024
Phone: (706) 485-4501
Fax: (706) 485-2875

Probate Court of Putnam County
100 South Jefferson Avenue, Suite 318
Eatonton, GA 31024
Phone: 706-485-5476


Israel Putnam.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General Israel Putnam (1718-1790).[2]

Parent County

1807--Putnam County was created 10 December 1807 fromBaldwin County. 
County seat:  Eatonton [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[4]


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Baldwin County  • Greene County  • Hancock County  • Jasper County  • Jones County  • Morgan County

Template:GAPutnam County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


Cemeteries of Putnam, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Putnam County cemeteries.


Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.

  • Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Members 1807, 1820, 1824-1826 Georgia Pioneers $



Land and Property

Template:GA Land

Local Histories

Template:GA History




Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Putnam County, Georgia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Putnam County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 3rd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- 3rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- 5th Regiment, Company H. Georgia Militia - USGenWeb
- 12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 44th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 66th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Putnam County). 1965. Confederate pension roll, 1890-1929; list of Confederate pensioners, 1879-1937; and Confederate roster. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 422018
World War I



Template:GA Newspaper abstracts


Probate Records

Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).

Online Probate Records


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and all slaves up to age 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Marriage Records
  • 1808 - 1842 - Putnam County Marriage Books A thru D Index 1808-1842. Batch M713541 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1842 - 1868 - Putnam County Marriage Books E and F Index 1842-1868. Batch M713542 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1869 - 1879 - Putnam County Marriage Books G and H Index 1869-1879. Batch M713543 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1878 - 1895 - Putnam County Marriage Books I and J Index 1878-1895. Batch M713544 at FamilySearch - free.
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Voter Records

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Eatonton-Putnam Co
Historical Society
104 Church St
Eatonton, GA 31024-1306
Telephone Number: 706-485-6844

East Georgia Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 117
Winder, GA 30680

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Putnam County, Georgia. Page 159 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Putnam County, Georgia," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 50. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.