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Putnam County, GA

Putnam County, created on December 10, 1807, remembers General Israel Putnam of Connecticut who first distinguished himself while fighting with the British in Pontiac’s War. Later, Putnam, along with other commanders, led the Revolutionary fighters at the Battle of Breeds Hill near Boston; the engagement misnamed the Battle of Bunker Hill. The town of Eatonton, the county seat, is named for Commander William Eaton, naval agent to the Barbary states during the 1805 war with Tripoli.
Incorporated on December 10, 1807 the county today has a population or 20,385 and includes 345 square miles of lake and land