Historical Sketch of Putnam County

Historical Sketch of Putnam County

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FRANK P. INGRAM
ADMINISTRATOR WPA
PUTNAM
W. A. MCMULLEN, JR.
ASST. ADMINISTRATOR
FLORIDA WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION
(STATE OFFICE)
EXCHANGE BUILDING
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Palatka, Florida
May 17, 1937
PLEASE ADDRESS REPLY: ATTENTION
Mrs. Catherine Masters
Supervisor HRS and SAS
906 Bisbee Building
Jacksonville, Florida
Dear Mrs. Masters:
The following is the information requested in your letter of the 6th.
COUNTY:
Date of creation of first county government,
April 30, 1849.
Original form of government: Clerk of Circuit Court, Sheriff, Tax Assessor, Tax Collector, Justice of Peace, Board of County Commissioners.
Present form of government: Same as above.
(Above taken from "First County Elections", pp. 1)
Date of first meeting of County Commissioners; and other county officials: May 8, 1849.
(This information from "Minutes of County Commissioners", Book AA, pp. 1)
INCORPORATED TOWNS:
Palatka: Incorporated, -- 1854.
Original form of government: Council form, with Mayor, Aldermen, Assessor, Collector, Treasurer, and Town Clerk.
Present form of government: Commission-Manager Plan, with five Commissioners, one of whom to be Mayor.
Date of change: January 7, 1924.
Unable to locate original Charter.
Present Charter in vault of City Clerk, City Hall.
(Above information given by custodians of City Records)

Source

State Library of Florida, WPA - Historical Records Survey, County Histories

Description

Brief history of Putnam County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.

Note to Researchers: Though the WPA field workers included extensive citations for the factual information contained in these county histories, it should be noted that these historical narratives were produced in the 1930s by federal government employees, and might reflect the inherent social biases of the era.