Putnam County, Florida|
Putnam County is a county located in the state of Florida. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 73,568. Its county seat is Palatka.
Putnam County was created in 1849. The county was named for Benjamin A. Putnam, who was a soldier in the First Seminole War, a lawyer, Florida legislator, and the first president of the Florida Historic Society. Putnam died in the county seat of Palatka in 1869.