Putnam County, Georgia

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Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 18,812. The 2007 Census Estimate showed a population of 21,251.[1]. The county seat is Eatonton.[2]

Putnam County is part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area Atlanta metropolitan area#Surrounding cities and suburbs.In the past few years the county has seen a housing boom due to its proximity to Lake Oconee as well as major employment centers such as Atlanta, Athens, and Macon.

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History

Putnam County is named in honor of Israel Putnam, who was a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War. The County was created on December 10, 1807 by an act of the Georgia General Assembly.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 361 square miles (934 km²), of which 345 square miles (892 km²) is land and 16 square miles (42 km²) (4.46%) is water.

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