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Eatonton in Putnam County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Putnam County

 
 
Putnam County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
1. Putnam County Marker
Inscription. 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 “Pontiacís 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.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 117-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 19.571′ N, 83° 23.343′ W. Marker is in Eatonton, Georgia, in Putnam County. Marker is on West Marion Street (U.S. 16) 0 miles west of South Jefferson Avenue (Route 441), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker stands in front of the Putnam County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Eatonton GA 31024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
Putnam County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
2. Putnam County Marker
The March to the Sea (a few steps from this marker); The Stoneman Raid (a few steps from this marker); Putnam County Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Flagpole (within shouting distance of this marker); Putnam County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Branch Bank of the State of Georgia at Eatonton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bronson House (about 500 feet away); Site of John C. Mason's Dwelling House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eatonton.
 
Categories. Government
 
Putnam County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
3. Putnam County Courthouse
A statue of Brer Rabbit stands by the walk. Author Joel Chandler Harris was born in Putnam County.
Putnam County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
4. Putnam County Courthouse
The original portion of the courthouse was built in 1824. It was substantially remodelled in 1905, leaving little trace of the original. It was enlarged again in 2004-2006, adding the wings and tripling the size.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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