Putnam County Real Estate

    Putnam County was created in 1849. The county is centrally located between Jacksonville, Gainesville, St. Augustine, and Daytona Beach. It was Florida’s 28th county created from parts of St. Johns, Alachua, Orange, Duval, and Marion counties. 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 Historical Society. The main campus of St. Johns River State College is located in Palatka (the county seat). First Coast Technical College is public, post secondary vocational school with a campus in Palatka.

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