Putnam County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Putnam County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 10, 1807 from Baldwin County. Putnam County was named in honor of General Israel Putnam (1718 - 90), a hero of the Revolutionary War. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Putnam County is bordered by  Morgan County (north), Greene County (northeast), Hancock County (east), Baldwin County (southeast), Jones County (southwest), Jasper County (west)

A Map of Putnam County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Putnam County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Putnam County, Georgia Courthouse
Putnam County, GA Courthouse

The Putnam County Courthouse is located in Eatonton, Georgia. Learn More About State of Georgia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Putnam county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

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  • Putnam County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1806 and Court Records from 1807. The County Clerk of Superior Court has jurisdiction over cases for title to land and equity, felony cases, adoptions, divorces, child support and custody enforcement. The clerk also is tasked with recording deeds and maintaining the chain of title to all property in the county. Be aware that Lands were given to Georgia citizens by lotteries for the years 1805, 1807, 1820, 1821, 1827, 1832, 1832 (Gold), 1833.
  • Putnam County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1919 and Probate Records from 1808.The County Clerk of Probate Court responsibilities include legal proceedings forh Wills, Estates, Guardianships of minor children, Involuntary Committals Hearings, Issuance of Marriage License, ect.. The county probate judge's office is the office where the most valuable genealogical records are created and maintained in the state of Georgia.
  • Putnam County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Putnam County Tax Assessor
  • The Putnam County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Putnam County, Georgia Census Records

Putnam County, Georgia Vital Records

Putnam County, Georgia Resources

Putnam County, Georgia External Links

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