Putnam County, Illinois

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Civil War service men from Putnam County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Putnam County.<br>  
 
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Revision as of 23:57, 2 September 2011

Putnam County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Putnam County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 13, 1825
County Seat Hennepin
Courthouse
Putnam County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Putnam County Courthouse
120 N. 4th Street
Hennepin, Illinois 61327
(618) 664-0449
  United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Putnam County

Contents

Putnam County Organization

Putnam County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Putnam County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1831
1877
1830
1831
1831

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Putnam County are kept, see the Putnam County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

Israel Putnam.JPG
The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General Israel Putnam (1718-1790).[1]

Parent County

  • 1825--Putnam County was created 13 January 1825 from Fulton County.  County seat: Hennepin [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Putnam County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave. Completeness of these listings varies widely.
  • Search by name Boyle Family Cemetery, Mount Palatine Cemetery, Putnam Cemetery, Saint Francis Cemetery by Internment.net

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
19004,746
19107,56159.3%
19207,5790.2%
19305,235−30.9%
19405,2891.0%
19504,746−10.3%
19604,570−3.7%
19705,0079.6%
19806,08521.5%
19905,730−5.8%
20006,0866.2%
20106,006−1.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990

Church Records

Court Records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

  • 1800s-Present - Use the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index to obtain original federal land transfer records including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry patents. These records help a research establish location and lead to National Archives' records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are housed at the National Archives.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Putnam County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Putnam County.

- 4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company E.
- 20th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 77th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.

Naturalization

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate Records

Repositories

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Putnam County are kept, see the Putnam County Courthouse page.

Family History Center

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.

You may search your address for a center near you on the FamilySearch site. The following center serves Putnam County:

Ottawa Illinois Family History Center
1377 Adams Street
Ottawa, Illinois
Telephone: (815) 431-0186

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.

The Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU) holds the records for Putnam County. Learn more about finding and using their records.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository
c/o Regional History Center
Founders Memorial Library, Room 400
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Telephone: (815) 753-1807

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records

Marriage Records

Death Records

Web Sites

References

  1. "Putnam County, Illinois," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).