Putnam County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Putnam County, Ohio (Map It) was created on April 1, 1820 from Shelby County, Logan County, Wood County and Williams County. This county was named for General Israel Putnam (1718–1790), a Revolutionary War officer . Learn More About State of Ohio History

Putnam County is bordered by Henry County (north), Hancock County (east), Allen County (south), Van Wert County (southwest), Paulding County (west), Defiance County (northwest), Wood County (northeast) .. A Map of Putnam County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Putnam County Cities and Towns include Putnam, Belmore, Cloverdale, Columbus Grove, Continental, Dupont, Ft. Jennings, Gilboa, Glandorf, Kalida, Leipsic, Miller City, Ottawa, Ottoville, Pandora, West Leipsic. Other communities include Rimer, Vaughnsville. A Map of Putnam County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Putnam County Townships include Blanchard, Greensburg, Jackson, Jennings, Liberty, Monroe, Monterey, Ottawa, Palmer, Perry, Pleasant, Riley, Sugar Creek, Union, Van Buren.

Putnam County, Ohio Courthouse Records

Putnam County, Ohio Courthouse
Putnam County, OH Courthouse
Putnam County Townships Map
Putnam County, OH Township Map

The Putnam County Courthouse is located in Ottawa, Ohio. Learn More About State of Ohio 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. Early records from 1820-1834 may be located in Wood and Williams Counties.

  • Putnam County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1834 and Probate Records from 1835. The County Clerk of Probate Court handles the probating of wills, estate administrations, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, birth corrections, delayed birth registrations and issues marriage licenses. The Probate Court is that the Probate Judge is the ex-officio Clerk of Courts, thus, the Court performs all the duties as its own Clerk of Courts.
  • Putnam County Recorder has Land Records from 1830. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Putnam County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1834. The County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas is responsible for duties that include filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal and domestic relations cases. Other services provided by the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas are administering oaths, keeping naturalization records, and recording and retention of coroner records.
  • The Putnam County Health Department has Birth & Death Records from 1908-Present. For birth and death records prior to Dec. 20, 1908, contact the Probate Court of this county.

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