Putnam County

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Established: February, 12 1820
County Seat: Ottawa

  • Belmore
  • Berring
  • Blanchard Township
  • Brickner
  • Buck Eye
  • Bushong
  • Cascade
  • Caskaid
  • Clawsons X Roads
  • Cloverdale
  • Cochrans
  • Columbus Grove
  • Continental
  • Crawfis College
  • Cunningham
  • Dickman
  • Dog Creek
  • Dornington
  • Douglas
  • Drusilla
  • Dukes
  • Dupont
  • Dwight
  • Elm Center
  • Evansville
  • Fort Jennings
  • Franconia
  • Gilboa
  • Glandorf
  • Greensburg Township
  • Hartsburg
  • Hector
  • Huntstown
  • Jackson Township
  • Jennings Township
  • Kalida
  • Kieferville
  • Leipsic
  • Liberty Township
  • Marice City
  • Medary
  • Miller City
  • Monroe Township
  • Monterey Township
  • Muntanna
  • North Creek
  • Oakdale
  • Ottawa
  • Ottawa Township
  • Otto
  • Ottoville
  • Palmer Township
  • Pandora
  • Pendleton
  • Perry Township
  • Philander
  • Pleasant
  • Pleasant Township
  • Prentiss
  • Rice
  • Riley Township
  • Rimer
  • Roanoke
  • Rushmore
  • Sheridan
  • Spitzer
  • Stanley
  • Sugar Creek Township
  • Sugar Grove
  • Sugar Ridge
  • Sycamore
  • Townwood
  • Union Township
  • Van Buren Township
  • Vaughnsville
  • West Leipsic
  • Williams
  • Wisterman

Active post offices in bold.

Communities that published newspapers are italicized.

 

CAC HOLDINGS

Board of Commissioners

  1. Blind Relief Applications, 1905, ff/1r (#65)
  2. Commissioners' Journals, 1852-1997, 28r (#1-17, 175-185)

Board of Education

  1. Annual Statistical Reports, 1915-1928 1r (#25)
  2. Class Register - Kalida Incorporated School, 1861-1864 1v/1r (#22)

County Auditor

  1. Abstracts of Tax, 1870-1875, 1r (#94)
  2. Account Book (Road Tax Receipts), 1839-1854, 1861-1874, 1r (#77)
  3. Agricultural Statistics, 1909, 1912, 2r (#88-89)
  4. Assessment Lists, 1880, 1r (#94)
  5. Civil War Bounties, 1865-1873, 1r (#154)
  6. Commutation Records, 1863-1867, 1r (#154)
  7. Forfeited Lands, 1843-1845, 1r (#154)
  8. Indigent Soldiers' Burial Records, 1885-1912, 1r (#81)
  9. Quadrennial Enumerations, 1859,1863, 1880, 1891-1907, 6r (#77, 82-85, 174)
  10. Reappraisements, 1846-1847, 1850, 1880, 1890, 1900, 6r (#94-99)
  11. Soldiers' Relief Grants, 1862-1867, 1887-1912, 1r (#154)
  12. Transfer Records, 1864-1870, 1873-1874, 2r (#77, 89)

County Coroner

  1. Inquests, 1897, 1907, 1912, 1r (#65)

County Home

  1. Minutes, 1869-1907, 1r (#22)
  2. Registers, 1869-1927 2r (#22, 44)
  3. Semi-Annual Reports, 1923-1925, 1r (#22)

County Recorder

  1. Cemetery Plot Maps, 1939-1940, 1r (#78)
  2. Deed Records, 1830-1903, 51r (#45-50; 100-144)
  3. Index to Cemetery Lots, 1885-1969, 1r (#54)
  4. Index to Soldiers' Discharge Records, 1944-1997, 1r (#167)
  5. Index to Soldiers' Grave Records, 1943-1992, 1r (#54)
  6. Soldiers' Discharge Records, 1861-1997, 7r (#52-53; 168-172)
  7. Soldiers' Grave Record, 1860s-1976, 2r (#54, 64)
  8. Veteran's Grave Registration Plot Book, 1939-1940 1r (#78)

County Treasurer

  1. Orders for the Transfer of Funds, 1858-1869, 1r (#154)
  2. Records of Officials' Bonds (includes Auditor's Receipts and Expenditures), 1834-1849, 1r (#89)
  3. Records of Officials' Bonds, 1865-1885, 1r (#89)
  4. Records of Officials' Bonds (includes Treasury Inspector's Certificates), 1885-1900, 1r (#89)

Court of Common Pleas

Civil Division

  1. Annual Statistical Reports, 1892-1893, 1907 1r (#25)
  2. Appearance Dockets, 1848-1861 1r (#41)
  3. Chancery Records, 1850-1860 1r (#43)
  4. Journals, 1834-1857 1r (#42)
  5. Judgment Index - Direct, 1835-1867 1r (#43)
  6. Judgment Index - Reverse, 1835-1867 1r (#43)
  7. Naturalization Records - Declarations of Intention, 1833-1915, 1r (#86)
  8. Quadrennial Enumerations, 1887, 1r (#77)
  9. Record of Estrays, 1840-1908 1r (#78)

Criminal Division

  1. Coroner's Inquests, 1895-1917, 1r (#173)

Juvenile Court

  1. Mothers' Pension Records, 1914-1936 1r (#23)

General Health District

  1. Board of Health. Minutes, 1920-2005, 3r (#193-195)
  2. Burial Transit Permits (Monroe, Perry, and Van Buren Townships--scattered dates), 1924-1943, 3r (#156-158) *Restrictions apply
  3. Death Certificates, 1909-1995, 9r (#145-148, 155-158, 187)
  4. Physicians' Reports of Births, 1920-1923, 1925-1933, 1935-1939, 1r (#65)

Probate Court

  1. Birth Records, 1857-1920, 2r (#28-29)
  2. Bonds and Letters, 1843-1850, 1v/1r (#25)
  3. Criminal Journals, 1853-1855, 1866-1871, 1892-1915, 3v/1r (#24)
  4. Death Records, 1867-1920, 1r (#51)
  5. Guardians' Dockets, 1880-1943, 1r (#38)
  6. Index to Birth Records, 1854-1920, 1r (#26)
  7. Index to Birth Registrations and Corrections, 11876-1825, 1r (#27)
  8. Index to Death Records, 1867-1920, 2r (#38, 51)
  9. Index to Marriage Records, 1834-1927, 1r (#30)
  10. Index to Will Records, 1837-1996, 1r (#87)
  11. Journals, 1853-1889, 7v/4r (#18-21)
  12. Marriage Records and Index, 1834-1951, 14r (#30-37, 86, 188-192)
  13. Miscellaneous Records, 1852-1861, 1885-1912, 1r (#24)
  14. Naturalization Records - Declaration of Intention, 1861-1902, 2r (#39-40)
  15. Naturalization Records, 1861-1907, 4r (#40, 151-153)
  16. Nurses Record, 1916-1957, 1v/1r (#25)
  17. Record of Birth Registration and Correction, 1941-1964, 11r (#66-76)
  18. Record of Estrays, 1840-1908, 1r (#78)
  19. Records of Ministers' Licenses, 1839-1920, 1v/1r (#22,32)
  20. Records of Birth Registration, 1941-1964, 11r (#66-76)
  21. Statement of Births and Deaths, 1880-1883, 1907-1908, 2r (#18, 166)
  22. Vital and Social Statistics [1873-1875, 1877-1908 on mf], 1873-1875, 1877-1908, 1910-1911, 1916 1r (#25)
  23. Will Records, 1837-1941, 13r (#38-39; #55-63; 92-93)
  24. Witness Records, 1892-1897, 1r (#24)

Soldiers Relief Commission

  1. Case Files, 1895-1904, 1906-1912, 2r (#79-80)
  2. Relief Orders (includes Forfeited Lands and Lots, 1843-1847), 1862-1867, 1r (#89)

Municipalities

Village of Columbus

  1. Council Minutes, 1864-1901, 1r (#1)
  2. Minutes (Board of Health), 1894-1902, 1r (#2)
  3. Ordinances, 1910, 1r (#2)
  4. Ordinances, December 11, 1896, 1r (#2)
  5. Ordinances and Resolutions, 1902-1937, 1r (#2)

Townships

Palmer Township

  1. Civil Docket, 1877-1946, 2r (#1-2)
  2. Criminal Docket, 1874-1919, 1r (#2)

Pleasant Township

Board of Education

  1. Class Registers, 1901-1904, 1r (#1)
  2. Enumerations of School Age Youth, 1881-1912, .25cf/1r (#1)
  3. Minutes, 1871-1895, 1r (#8)

Board of Trustees

  1. Minutes, 1876-1956, 1957-1988, 3r (#6-8)
  2. Truro Cemetery Burial Records, 1941-1998, 1r (#5)
  3. Truro Cemetery Deed Records, 1922-1987, 1r (#3)
  4. Truro Cemetery Interment Records, 1922-1985, 2r (#3-4)
  5. Truro Cemetery Lot Record, 1941-1998, 1r (#5)
  6. Truro Cemetery Accountants Records, 1921-1928, 1r (#19)

Township Clerk

  1. Certificates of Application for Relief, 1908-1912, 1r (#2)
  2. Road Improvement Records, 1880-1885; 1895-1896, 1r (#9)

Van Buren Township

Board of Trustees

  1. Cemetery Lot Sales Record, 1873-1939, 1r (#1)
  2. Cemetery Reports, 1920-1949, 1r (#1)
  3. Grave Digging Account Record, 1907, 1r (#1)
  4. Leipsic Cemetery Lot Sales Record, 1873-1882; 1891-1902, 1r (#1)
  5. Sugar Ridge Cemetery Lot Records, n.d., 1r (#1)
  6. Sugar Ridge Cemetery Tombstones, 1872-1986, 1r (#1)
  7. Sugar Ridge Cemetery Interment Records, 1909-1965, 1r (#1)
  8. West Belmore Cemetery Lot Records, n.d., 1r (#1)
  9. West Belmore Cemetery Tombstones, 1874-1977, 1r (#1)

Township Clerk

  1. Death Certificates, 1909-1911; 1921-1926, 1r (#1)

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Putnam County Cemeteries. Evansville, IN : Whipporwill Publications, 1986- (CAC F497 .P96 P88 v1-7)