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Putnam County
New York
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Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York, in the lower Hudson River Valley. Putnam County formed in 1812, when it detached from Dutchess County. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. The county seat is the hamlet of Carmel. Putnam county was named in honor of Israel Putnam, a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War.

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County Information
County Seat: Carmel
Year Organized: 1812
Square Miles: 232

Surrounding Counties




putnam county courthouse

Courthouse Info:
County Office Building
40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, NY 10512-1798


Online Data

Family Bibles

Church Histories / Records

County Records

School Records

Death Records

Website Updates: September 2015

The History of Putnam County New York by Pellatreau, Chapter 10

Putnam County Cemetery Inscriptions by Josephine Frost

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