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PUTNAM COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTHWEST
Defiance County

NORTHEAST
Henry County

EAST
Hancock County

SOUTH
Allen County

WEST SOUTHWEST
Van Wert County

WEST NORTHWEST
Paulding County


COUNTY INFORMATION

1895 Map of Ohio
(Click on Thumbnail
for Large Map)

Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states

DATE CREATED

1820

PARENT COUNTY

Shelby

COUNTY SEAT

Ottawa

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Putnam County Probate Court
245 Main St.
Ottawa, OH 45875-1968
419-523-3656

Putman County Health Dept
336 E Main St
Ottawa, OH 45875
419-523-5608

Putnam County Library
525 N Thomas St
Ottawa, OH 45875
419-523-3747

Center for Archival Collections
Bowling Green State University

Jerome Library, 5th Floor
Bowling Green, OH 43403


OTHER INFORMATION

Putnam County was carved out of the old Indian territory in 1820. It is named in honor of General Isreal Putnam, a native of Massachusetts and a prominent early military man.

Some Indians still remained in the area after the white settlers, which included Germans and Swiss, moved into Ottawa. The county seat is the site of an ancient Indian village, Tawa Town, from which it takes its name. Forces of migrant Mexicans and Texans of Spanish descent harvest the vast fruit and vegetables crops in the county.

Main industries are; machinery, food, printing and publishing, lumber, metals, kitchen cabinets, animal feeds, sugar, television tubes, cattle, calves, soybeans, poultry, eggs and wheat.

Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1834.

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
Covered Bridges - Ohio
Discovering Family Histories - Ohio
Favorite Genealogy Web Links
Genealogy Look Up Forum
Hixson Plat Maps, Ohio Townships W. W. Hixson & Company, Rockford, Illinois (These plat maps were published without dates or copyright notice, but are believed to be from the 1920s and 1930s. The W. W. Hixson Company published an Ohio Atlas around 1925 with individual County maps and Township plat maps.)
Individual Ohio County Selection Table
Join the Maggie_Ohio Mailing List! or the OHROOTS-L Mailing List!
Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever
OHGenWeb Archives
Ohio Clickable Map
Ohio County Courthouse Project
Ohio County Information Page
Ohio Government Mapping System - GNIS for land features, historical places
Ohio Memory An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History
Ohio Migration Trails
Ohio Network of American History and Research Centers (This is a descriptiong of the central storage places for groups of Ohio counties.)
Ohio Tools for Genealogy Researchers
USGenWeb Project - Ohio
Vital Statistics (Includes Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Land, Will & Estate Records.) This is an area that explains where to look for vital records in the state of Ohio.

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