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.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Morgan County 

E – Greene County and Hancock County

S – Baldwin County and Jones County 

W – Jasper County

 

Created:  December 10, 1807                Map of Georgia highlighting Putnam County

County Seat: 

Eatonton  1807 – present

 

County Courthouse – Eatonton 

 

Location:  100 South Jefferson Avenue / West Marion Street

Built:  1905 – 1906

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 in the center of Eatonton. 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. 

 

History:  The first courthouse was built in Eatonton in 1824 on the present site. The second and present courthouse was constructed around the old courthouse in 1905 to 1906. The contractor for the 1906 courthouse  J W Beeland, also constructed the courthouse in adjoining Jasper County.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Eatonton

 

 

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Photos taken 2013 and 2018