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Putnam

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Putnam
State:
Connecticut
County:
Windham County
Probate District:
26
Year Established:
1855
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Board of Selectmen - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Putnam Town Hall
126 Church Street
Putnam, CT 06260
(860) 963-6807
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Web Address:
www.putnamct.us/

History Brief:
Fitz-John Winthrop and James Fitch had conflicting claims on this land near the Quinebaug River. After Winthrop became Governor in 1698, it became the township of Kellingly. In May 1708, Killingly became a town. Until 1849, this section was known as Pomfret Factory. From 1849 to 1855, it was known as Quinnebaug. In 1855, it was incorporated as the separate town of Putnam. Town vital records begin 1855.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Aspinock
 
Settled From (3)
Town Name:Killingly

Town Name:Pomfret

Town Name:Thompson
 
Population (7)
Year:1910
Population:7280

Year:1920
Population:8397

Year:1930
Population:8066

Year:1940
Population:8692

Year:1950
Population:9282

Year:1990
Population:9031

Year:2000
Population:9002
 
Founding Families (20)
Surname:Allen

Surname:Aspinwall

Surname:Blanchard

Surname:Bryant

Surname:Cady

Surname:Cutler

Surname:Eaton

Surname:Evans

Surname:Felshaw

Surname:Gay

Surname:Griggs

Surname:Howe

Surname:Johnson

Surname:Larned

Surname:Lee

Surname:Lewvens

Surname:Perrin

Surname:Sabin

Surname:Whitmore

Surname:Wilson
 
Cemeteries (12)
Name:Aspinwall Cemetery
Location:Grove Street, south of Grove Street Cemetery

Name:Babbitt Cemetery
Location:East part of town, near Killingly town line

Name:Bowen Cemetery
Location:South of Day Cemetery

Name:Carpenter-Dresser Cemetery
Location:Southwest part of city

Name:Day Cemetery
Location:Eastern part of town

Name:Grove Street Cemetery
Location:Grove Street

Name:Malbone Cemetery #2
Location:West part of town near Pomfred town line

Name:Malbone Cemetery
Location:Northwest part of city

Name:Munyan Cemetery
Location:East Putnam

Name:Putam Heights Cemetery
Location:Putnam Heights

Name:St. Mary Cemetery
Location:Northwest part of city

Name:Wheelock Cemetery
Location:On hill near mill, west side of river
 
Churches (7)
Name:Congregational Chrch of Putnam (860) 928-4405
Location:175 Main Street, P.O. Box 463, Putnam, CT 06260

Name:Hope Community Church (860) 928-2794
Location:25 Kennedy Drive, Putnam, CT 06260
Website:wwwhccag.org

Name:Putnam Baptist Church (860) 928-3678
Location:170 Church Street, Putnam, CT 06260

Name:Putnam United Methodist Church (860) 928-7070
Location:26 Eden Street, Putnam, CT 06260

Name:St. Mary Church (860) 928-6535
Location:218 Providence Street, Putnam, CT 06260
Website:www.stmaryputnam.org

Name:St. Phillip's Episcopal Church (860) 928-3510
Location:63 Grove Street, Putnam, CT 06260

Name:The Salvation Army (860) 963-7602
Location:241 Church Street, Putman, CT 06260
 
Monuments (1)
Name:SOLDIER'S MONUMENT
Description:Approximately 19' tall, bronze figure on a granite pedestal
Location:93 Grove Street, Putnam, CT 06260
Type:Military
Dedication Date:05/30/1912
 
Communities (7)
Name:East Putnam

Name:Gary

Name:Putnam Heights

Name:Rhodesville

Name:Sawyer

Name:Special Service

Name:West Putnam
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:Observer-Patriot (Putnam Patriot, Windham Co. Standard) 1874-1994
Type:Historic
Location:Putnam Public Library (860) 963-6826, 225 Kennedy Drive, Putnam, CT 06260
Website:www.putnamlibrary.org
 
Schools (6)
Name:Putnam Elementary School Pk-5 (860) 963-6925
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:33 Wicker Street, Putnam, CT 06260
Website:www.putnamk12.ct.us/pes/

Name:Putnam High School 9-12 (860) 963-6905
Type:High School
Location:152 Woodstock Avenue, Putnam, CT 06260
Website:www.putnamk12.ct.us/phs/

Name:Putnam Middle School 6-8 (860) 963-6920
Type:Middle School
Location:35 Wicker Street, Putnam, CT 06260
Website:www.putnamk12.ct.us/pms/

Name:Putnam Science Academy Private Boys Boarding 9-12 (860) 928-5010
Type:High School
Location:55 Gilman Street, Putnam, CT 06260
Website:www.putnamscience.org

Name:St. Mary School Pk-8 Private (860) 928-7046
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:23 Marshall Street, Putnam, CT 06260
Website:www.saint-mary-school.com

Name:Tri-State Christian Academy K-8 Private (860) 963-3787
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:250 East Putnam Road, Putnam, CT 06260
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Putnam Public Library (860) 963-6826
Type:Current
Location:225 Kennedy Drive, Putnam, CT 06260
Website:www.putnamlibrary.org
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:History of Windham County, CT
Author:Richard M. Bayles
Date Published:1889
Publisher:W.W. Preston

Name:Perspectives of Putnam: A History of Putnam, CT
Author:Margaret M. Weaver
Date Published:1980
Publisher:Aspinock Historical Society of Putnam
 
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:Connecticut Genealogy
Website Address:www.acessgenealogy.com/connecticut/

Website Name:Putnam Public Library
Website Address:www.putnamlibrary.org
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Aspinock Historical Society of Putnam
P.O. Box 465
Putnam, CT 06260
(860) 963-0092

Name:William Pearsall
Contact Data:22 Frank Street
Putnam, CT 06260
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1855 - Present - - Earlier birth, marriage and death
Marriage:1855 - Present - - may be found in Killingly,
Death:1855 - Present - - Pomfret, or Thompson
 





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