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
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.
N – Morgan County
W – Jasper County
Photos taken 2013 and 2018