Putnam County, Tennessee Records
Putnam County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on February 2, 1842 from White County, Jackson County, Overton County, Smit Countyh and Fentress County. This Putnam County was named in honor of American Revolutionary War officer Israel Putnam (1718–1790).
Putnam County Cities and Towns include Algood, Baxter, Cookeville, Monterey .
A Map of Putnam County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Putnam County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
Putnam County, TN Courthouse
The Putnam County Courthouse is located in Cookeville, Tennessee. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Putnam county or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
There were fires at the Putnam County courthouse in the 1860s and in 1898 most early records were destroyed.
- Putnam County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1879 and Probate Records from 1876.
- Putnam County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1854.
- Putnam County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1895, Circuit Court Minutes from 1842 and County Court Minutes 1894.
- Putnam County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1854, 1855, 1883, 1884, 1893-1900 and are located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Tax lists can be used to locate families, document historic properties and study community history. Early tax lists generally include all white males over 21 and indicate whether they owned land or slaves.
- Putnam County Health Department issues birth certificates and death certificates (deaths which occurred in that county within the past three years, and a few county health departments keep death records for longer periods of time).
Putnam County, Tennessee Census Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Putnam County, Tennessee Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Vital Records
- Birth Records: from January 1914 to present, also for Nashville since June 1881, for Knoxville since July 1881, and for Chattanooga since January 1882
- Marriage, Divorce and Death Records: from the past 50 years to present.
- Locations: Tennessee Office of Vital Records, Tennessee State Library and Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Tennessee Office of Vital Records, 1st Floor, Central Services Building, 421 Fifth Avenue, North, Nashville, TN 37243; PH: 615-741-1763
Putnam County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- Putnam County Archives
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- Putnam County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Putnam County
Putnam County, Tennessee External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- Putnam County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search
- Putnam County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Putnam County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- Putnam Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave
- Putnam County History and Culture
- Putnam County, Tennessee Links - Cyndi's List
- Putnam Co. TNGenweb
- Putnam County, Tennessee Ancestry Database Collections
- Putnam Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- Putnam County, Tennessee Military Records