Putnam County

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Putnam County is named for Israel Putnam, who was a hero in the French and Indians War and a general in the American Revolutionary War.


Created:  December 31, 1821 

County Seat: 

Greencastle  1823 – present


County Courthouse – Greencastle  


Location:  1 Courthouse Square / West Washington Street

Built:  1903 – 1905

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  John W Gaddis of Vincennes

Contractor:  Caldwell & Drake of Columbus


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story stone structure. The south portico has three rectangular opening on the first story and four columns rise from the second to third story with a wide pediment containing a clock. The first story is cut stone. A wide cornice runs along the roof line.



N – Montgomery County

E – Hendricks County and Morgan County

S – Owen County and Clay County

W – Clay County and Parke County

















Photos taken 2008