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Welcome to Putnam ...

Putnam is located in Windham County<1>.

Putnam is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Putnam lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Putnam is within the boundaries of the (860) area code.

The ZIP code for Putnam: 06260<3>

Adding Putnam to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Putnam in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Putnam elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Putnam on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Putnam on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Putnam ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Putnam - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas (2), Maryland, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Putnam.

Communities near Putnam ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Putnam.

  • Coventry [Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
    • Coventry [Kent County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Putnam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,819 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
  • Mansfield [Tolland County]
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    • Mansfield [Tolland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Putnam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,487 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<6>
  • Windham [Windham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
    • Windham [Windham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Putnam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,561 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
  • Smithfield [Providence County]
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    • Smithfield [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Putnam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,897 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Killingly [Windham County]
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      • Killingly [Windham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Putnam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killingly have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killingly
    • Webster [Worcester County]
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      • Webster [Worcester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Putnam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,949 people
      • Webster has also been known as:
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      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
    • Southbridge [Worcester County]
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      • Southbridge [Worcester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Putnam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,878 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southbridge
    • Burrillville [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrillville
      • Burrillville [Providence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Putnam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrillville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrillville
    • Auburn [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Putnam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Plainfield [Windham County]
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      • Plainfield [Windham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Putnam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainfield

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Putnam. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Putnam.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Putnam. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Putnam.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Putnam. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Putnam.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Putnam ...

Looking for more information about Putnam? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Putnam, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Putnam.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Connecticut

About Windham County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Putnam. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Windham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Putnam - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Putnam). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Putnam or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Putnam) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Putnam. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Putnam

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Putnam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9183, Longitude: -71.9097    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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