Putnam County

Putnam County (HMN4M)

Location: Eatonton, GA 31024 Putnam County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 19.567', W 83° 23.333'

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Putnam County was created by Act of Dec. 10, 1807 out of Baldwin County. Among the prominent men born in Putnam County were Joel Chandler Harris and L. Q. C. Lamar. It was named for General Israel Putnam (1718-1790), Massachusetts hero of the Revolution. He fought with the British in 1755 and in "Pontiac's War" in 1762. One of the leaders at the Battle of Bunker Hill, he was a gallant soldier and brave general. First officers of Putnam County, commissioned January 14, 1808, were: Samuel Reed, Sheriff; William Williams, Clk. Sup. Ct.; Landling Williams, Clk. Inf. Ct.; George Hill, Coroner.
HM NumberHMN4M
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number117-5
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 3:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 277639 N 3689988
Decimal Degrees33.32611667, -83.38888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 19.567', W 83° 23.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 19' 34.02" N, 83° 23' 19.98" W
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Area Code(s)706, 478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 S Jefferson Ave, Eatonton GA 31024, US
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