Historic Markers Across Georgia



Putnam County



Marker ID: GHM 117-5
Location: Courthouse in Eatonton
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 33° 19.564    W 083° 23.303
  33.32605999    -83.38837749
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMPW9A
Putnam County Marker
Photo by Markerman



Text:

Putnam County was created by Act of Dec. 10, 1807 out of Baldwin County. Among the prominent men born in Putnam County were Joel Chandler Harris and L.Q.C. Lamar. It was named for General Israel Putnam (1718-1790), Massachusetts hero of the Revolution. He fought with the British in 1755 and in ´Pontiac´s War´ in 1762. One of the leaders at the Battle of Bunker Hill, he was a gallant soldier and brave general. First officers of Putnam County, commissioned January 14, 1808, were: Samuel Reed, Sheriff; William Williams, Clk. Sup. Ct.; Landling Williams, Clk. Inf. Ct.; George Hill, Coroner.

GHM 117-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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