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Putnam County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the
population was 37,963. Putnam County was
created on April 1, 1822. The county seat is Greencastle.
The county is named for General Israel Putnam, hero of
the American Revolutionary War.
Putnam County is included in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The county is named for Revolutionary War hero General Israel Putnam.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Putnam County was organized April 1, 1822. Greencastle is the County Seat. The town was named at the suggestion of Ephraim Dukes, one of the donors of the land on which this County Seat was established, after Greencastle, Pennsylvania, his native town.
Putnam County is divided into 13 Civil Townships as follows: Clinton, Cloverdale, Floyd, Franklin, Greencastle, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Russell, Warren and Washington.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 483 square miles (1,250 km2), of which 480 square miles (1,244 km2) is land and 2 square miles (6 km2) (0.47%) is water.
Putnam county is located close to the center of Indiana.
Bordering counties are as follows: