Putnam County, Missouri Genealogy

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County Courthouse

See the following:

History

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The area that eventually became Putnam County, Missouri was a part of Chariton County when Missouri was admitted to the Union in 1821. Later, this area was a part of Sullivan County. Putnam County was formed from Sullivan County 28 Feb 1845.

The original county seat of Putnam County was Putnamville, located in the northeastern part of the county. The county seat moved to Winchester 6 Jan 1849. Sometime around 1853 this was again moved, this time to Harmony. The name of Harmony was changed "a few years later," according to Campbell's 1874 Missouri gazetteer, to Unionville.

Originally, the county was divided into the following townships: Cochran, Elm, Grogan, Locust, and Richland.

The first county court was held 28 Apr 1845 in the home of James Cochran. 

The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General Israel Putnam (1718-1790).[1]

Parent County

Putnam County was formed in 1845 from Sullivan County. County seat: Unionville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Putnam County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

For information on Putnam County townships, see:

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

General:
Specific cemeteries:
  • Cason Family Cemetery (FHL book 973 V3g, film 599835 item 2; Vol. 5, pg. 214)

Church

Court

Genealogies and Biographies

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Current:

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. "Putnam County, Missouri," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).