Putnam County, Illinois

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Putnam County is the smallest county of the U.S. state of Illinois (in terms of area). As of 2000, the population is 6,086. The county was formed in 1825 out of Fulton County. It is named after Israel Putnam[citation needed], who was a general in the American Revolution. The county seat is Hennepin, Illinois[1].

Putnam County is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 172 square miles (446bbb km²), making it the smallest county in Illinois. 160 square miles (414 km²) of the county is land and 12 square miles (32 km²) of it (7.23%) is water.

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