Putnam County

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Putnam

Putnam County is named for Benjamin A Putnam, who was a St. Augustine lawyer and who served in the Second Seminole War.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Clay County

E – Saint Johns County and Flagler County

S – Volusia CountyLake County and Marion County

W – Alachua County

 

Created:  January 13, 1849                    Map of Florida highlighting Putnam County

County Seat:

Palatka  1849 – present

 

County Courthouse – Palatka 

 

Location:  410 St. Johns Avenue / South 4th Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Robinson and Reidy

Contractor:  C D Smith

 

Description: The building faces south and is a two story concrete and white colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Palatka. The south portico is supported by four columns rising to a pediment. The windows are vertical and have blue colored panels between the floors. The roof line is hipped with a flat roof on the addition. An addition was added on the west and north sides of the building in 1964. The architect was James Gamble Rogers, Lovelock & Fritz and the contractor was Jack Jennings, Inc. To the west is the County Government Complex located in a former shopping center.

 

History:  The couinty was created in 1849 and Palatka was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was erected after 1849. The second courthouse was a wood structure located near the third and present courthouse constructed in 1909 to 1910.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Palatka

 

 

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County Government Center – Palatka

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2018