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Putnam County
Genealogy and History


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This county is available for adoption.

We're looking for folks who share our desire to put data online and are interested in helping this project be as successful as we can make it. If you are interested joining our group as County Host for this website, or any of our websites, view our Volunteer Information page. A desire to transcribe data and know-how to make a webpage is required.

In the meantime, we'd be very happy to accept any data you'd care to contribute and would like to see displayed on this site. We're looking for birth/death/marriage records, obituaries, cemetery headstone readings, biographies, county histories, census data, pensions and other military data.

Email your transcribed data to me Christine Walters and I'll take care of putting it online.

WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.
I don't live in the area and I don't have the resources to do research

Putnam County was founded in 1854. It was named in honor of Israel Putnam, veteran of the French and Indian War, who was commander in the Detroit Expedition against Pontiac. Major general in the Revolution, he fought at Bunker Hill and Harlem Heights and commanded American forces at the Battle of Long Island.

Topographically this county is very much like Overton county. The soil, timber and agricultural products are very similar. The county site is Cookeville, which has 279 inhabitants. Other towns are Bloomington, Kelley, Pekin, and Double Springs. The water courses are, Obey's River, Spring Creek, Calf Killer and Falling Water. Coal is mined for domestic use, about fifty persons being engaged in the business. Iron exists also in abundance. There are in the county three academies and various private schools. About 200 hands are employed in various kinds of manufactures. The religious denominations are Baptist, Methodist, Cumberland Presbyterian and Christian. The county taxes are, for schools, 20 cents on the 8100; lor roads, 10 cents; county purposes, 30 cents.
Hand-book of Tennessee By A. W. Hawkins, Henry E. Colton


PUTNAM COUNTY INTERESTS

BIOGRAPHIES
BIRTHS
CEMETERIES

CENSUS

DEATHS

HISTORY

MILITARY

OBITUARIES


CITIES - TOWNS - TOWNSHIPS

ALGOOD
Town of Algood
COOKVILLE
Courthouse
HICKEY
Town of Hickey
MONTEREY
City of Monterey
OFFICERS CHAPEL
Town of Officer's Chapel


Surrounding Counties
Cumberland -- DeKalb -- Jackson -- Overton -- Smith -- White


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