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          Putnam County is located between Terre Haute and Indianapolis. The Historic National Road, now known as U.S. 40, crosses the county about five miles south of the county seat, Greencastle. The Indiana portion of the road was completed in 1834, and thousands of settlers used it to move west. Many of them, upon reaching the gently rolling landscape of Putnam County, decided to end their journey when they discovered the area was rich in fertile soil, abundant hardwood timber forests, and clear running water over limestone rocky beds. Descendents of many of these pioneer families still live on the land their ancestors acquired through original land patents from the federal government in the early to mid-1800's. Be sure to check out the County History link below for some early history on Greencastle and Putnam County.

          I look forward to helping you discover your Putnam County ancestors and welcome your feedback and comments, and of course, your data contributions. Thank you for stopping by to check out the data we have online at this time. If you would like to be notified when I make updates to this web site, please join our mailing list by clicking on the Mailing List link near the bottom of the page.

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Putnam County Indiana Genealogy Trails

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Putnam County Data Resources

Putnam County Public Library
Cyril Johnson Room
103 East Poplar Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
Phone: (765) 653-2755

Roy O. West Library
DePauw University
11 East Larabee Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
Phone: (765) 658-4420

Putnam County Clerk
One Courthouse Square, Rooms 21 & 23
Greencastle, IN 46135
Phone: (765) 653-2648

(Marriage & Court Records)

Putnam County Recorder
One Courthouse Square, Room 25
Greencastle, IN 46135
Phone: (765) 653-5613

(Land Records)

Putnam County Health Department
1542 South Bloomington Street, Suite 1500
Greencastle, IN 46135
Phone: (765) 658-2782

(Birth & Death Records)

Putnam County Museum
1105 North Jackson Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
Phone: (765) 653-8419

Putnam County Genealogist
Margaret B. Champion
P.O. Box 843
Greencastle, IN 46135
Phone: (765) 719-3401

Putnam County Historical Society
P.O. Box 801
Greencastle, IN 46135

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