Welcome to Putnam County Missouri Genealogy Research




 My name is Bob Jenkins
and I created this website to provide genealogy
 information and links to genealogy information  to assist people in researching
 their Putnam County Missouri ancestors.

 I would appreciate any contribution that you would like to make  to this site:
 biographies, obituaries, birth, marriage, death info,  grave info, photographs....etc

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   Putnam County Data

 Brief History:

 Putnam County is a county located in North Central Missouri. Its county seat is Unionville. The county was organized
 February 28, 1845 and named for Israel Putnam, a hero in the French and  Indian War and a general in the American
 Revolutionary War.

 Putnam County was established February 28, 1845 from parts of Adair and Sullivan counties. The following year a portion
 of Putnam was removed to form of Dodge County.  Both Putnam and Dodge extended nearly nine miles further north until
 an 1851 ruling by the Supreme Court on a border dispute with Iowa assigned the contested land to Iowa. Both counties were
 left with less than the statutory minimum area for a county as set by the state legislature, so Dodge County was dissolved and
 its area added to Putnam.

 In its early years, the county seat changed frequently, often with contentious debate. Putnamville, Bryant Station (both no
 longer in existence),  and Hartford all served until a central location called Harmony, later renamed Unionville, was chosen.

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