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

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


Online Data


Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Website Updates: September 2014

The History of Putnam County New York by Pellatreau, Chapter 9

Lisitngs for Mountain Avenue Cemetery

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