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County Information
Formed from Shelby, Logan, Wood and Williams Counties in 1820
Putnam County is named in honor of Israel Putnam, who was a hero in the
French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War.
Continental, Ohio Main Street
Main Street, Continental, OH

The county seat is Ottawa.

Villages
  • Belmore
  • Cloverdale
  • Columbus Grove
  • Continental
  • Dupont
  • Fort Jennings
  • Gilboa
  • Glandorf
  • Kalida
  • Leipsic
  • Miller City
  • Ottawa
  • Ottoville
  • Pandora
  • West Leipsic

Townships
  • Blanchard
  • Greensburg
  • Jackson
  • Jennings
  • Liberty
  • Monroe
  • Monterey
  • Ottawa
  • Palmer
  • Perry
  • Pleasant
  • Riley
  • Sugar Creek
  • Union
  • Van Buren

Putnam County Data

Birth Records
A-K | L-Z

Church Histories / Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
June 2014:  1883 pensioners
Nov 2013:  JOHNSON obit
Sept 2013:  1840 Census of Pensioners


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Putnam County Courthouse
245 E Main Street
Ottawa, OH 45875
Phone: 419-523-3110

County Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1834;
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records;
County County Recorder has land records

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Adjacent Counties
Henry County (north)
Hancock County (east)
Allen County (south)
Van Wert County (southwest)
Paulding County (west)
Defiance County (northwest)
Wood County (northeast)


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