Putnam County

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Putnam County is named for Israel Putnam, who was an American army general who fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Civil War.

 

Created:  December 10, 1807

County Seat: 

Eatonton  1807 – present

 

County Courthouse – Eatonton 

 

Location:  100 South Jefferson Avenue / West Marion Street

Built:  1906 – 1907

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  James Wingfield Golucke & Company

Contractor:  J W Beeland

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and stone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds and the northwest front has a projecting center section with four brick pillars rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is a balcony on the second story. The southeast side of the building has the same projecting center section with pillars. On the center of the roof is a large white colored dome with clock and lantern at the top. On the east and west sides are rectangular red colored brick additions constructed in 2005. 

 

Note:  The courthouse was built around the courthouse constructed in 1824. The contractor for the 1907 courthouse  J W Beeland, also constructed the courthouse in adjoining Jasper County.

 

Courthouses: 

– Morgan County 

E – Greene County and Hancock County

S – Baldwin County and Jones County 

W – Jasper County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013 and 2018